pass on

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of pass on

:to die used as a polite way to avoid saying the word "die"
  • Have both your parents passed on?

Word by Word Definitions

pass play
  1. : move, proceed, go

  2. : to go away : depart

  3. : die

  1. : a means (such as an opening, road, or channel) by which a barrier may be passed or access to a place may be gained

  2. : a position to be held usually against odds

  1. : realization

  2. : the act or an instance of passing : passage

  3. : a usually distressing or bad state of affairs


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