pass up

verb
passed up; passing up; passes up

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

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Examples of pass up in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of pass up

1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pass up was in 1896

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“Pass up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pass%20up. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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