pass up

verb

Definition of pass up

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to let go by without accepting or taking advantage of pass up a chance for promotion; also :  decline, reject

Examples of pass up in a Sentence

  1. I must pass up the offer to be chairman of this event.

1896

First Known Use of pass up

1896



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