Meaning of “pass sth down” in the English Dictionary

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"pass sth down" in British English

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pass sth down

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

to teach or give something to someone who will be alive after you have died:

His is a family trade, passed down from generation to generation.

(Definition of “pass sth down” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)