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pass on something

phrasal verb with pass  us   /pæs/ verb
  • (RECEIVE AND GIVE)

to give something to someone, after someone ​else gave it to you: Some ​organizations passed on ​substantially less ​money to the ​candidates. If you pass on ​information, you ​tell it to someone ​else after you have ​heard it: No one passed the ​news on to me.

pass on something

phrasal verb with pass  us   /pæs/ verb
  • (WITHIN FAMILIES)

to give something to someone who ​lives after you ​die, usually a ​person in ​yourfamily: You may ​want a way to pass on ​money to ​yourchildren or to ​cover the ​taxes on ​yourestate.pass on If you pass on a ​biologicalcondition, you have it and ​yourchildren also have it: There are some ​diseases that a woman might pass on to her ​child.
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