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pass sth on

phrasal verb with pass
 
 
/pɑːs/ verb
TELL B1 to tell someone something that someone else has told you: Did you pass on my message to him?Announcing, informing and stating
GIVE B1 to give something to someone else: Could you pass it on to Laura when you've finished reading it?Giving, providing and supplying
DISEASE to give a disease to another person: The virus can be passed on through physical contact.Passing on illness and causing disease
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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