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English definition of “pass sth on”

pass sth on

(DISEASE) phrasal verb with pass     /pɑːs/ US  /pæs/ verb
to give a disease to another person: It's possible to pass on the virus to others through physical contact.Passing on illness and causing disease
(Definition of pass sth on (DISEASE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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