Meaning of “pass on something” in the English Dictionary

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pass on something

phrasal verb with pass us /pæs/ verb


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


to give something to someone who lives after you die, usually a person in your family:

You may want a way to pass on money to your children or to cover the taxes on your estate.
pass on

If you pass on a biological condition, you have it and your children also have it:

There are some diseases that a woman might pass on to her child.

(Definition of “pass on something” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)