pass on

This page is about the phrasal verb pass on.

Meaning: If you pass something on, you give it to another person after receiving it yourself.

Synonym: hand on

For example:

  • pass on sth You should wear a mask over your mouth so that you don't pass on the disease.

  • pass sth on After taking your piece of cake, pass the plate on to the next person.

Quick Quiz:

My family was very poor so when I grew too big for my clothes, I had to pass them on to my

a. older brothers and sisters

b. younger brothers and sisters

c. mother and father

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Contributor: Matt Errey