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pass sth on

verb uk phrasal verb with pass   /pɑːs/ us    /pæs/

(TELL)

B1 to tell someone something that another person has told you: If he provided us with any information, no one passed it on to me.
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(GIVE)

B1 to give someone something that another person has given you: Could you pass it on to Laura when you've finished reading it?

(DISEASE)

to give a disease to another person: It's possible to pass on the virus to others through physical contact.
Translations of “pass sth on”
in Chinese (Traditional) 告訴…
in Russian передавать (сообщение и т. д.), передавать, отдавать…
in Turkish iletmek, aktarmak, başkalarına söylemek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 告诉…
in Polish przekazywać coś…
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