pass up

verb

Definition of pass up

transitive verb
: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.

First Known Use of pass up

1896



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