pass down something Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “pass down something” in the English Dictionary

"pass down something" in American English

See all translations

pass down something

phrasal verb with pass  us   /pæs/ verb
to give something to someone who is ​younger, less ​important, or at a ​lowerlevel than you: The word being passed down from the ​leadership is that the ​polls are ​showing good ​results.pass down If ​property, ​diseases, or ​biologicalconditions pass down, they go from ​parents to ​children: Should I pass down ​wealth now or ​wait until I ​die?
(Definition of pass down something from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of pass down something?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

forage

to go from place to place searching, especially for food

Word of the Day

Meerkat meme
Meerkat meme
by Colin McIntosh,
September 03, 2015
Meerkats are not new to popular culture (they appear in the folk tales of the San people of the Kalahari), but their arrival in the public’s consciousness, at least in the UK and the US, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Meerkats are small, sociable Southern African mammals that live in large family

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More