pass back

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pass back

1. To hand something to a person behind one. A noun or pronoun can be used between "pass" and "back." Tom, will you take this stack of papers and pass them back to the students behind you? Keep passing back the informational cards so everyone in the room has a chance to look at them.
2. To give something back to someone with one's hand. A noun or pronoun can be used between "pass" and "back." Pass back that book when you're done looking at it. I inspected Sarah's new watch and then passed it back to her.
See also: back, pass

pass something back (to someone)

to return something by hand to someone. Kelly passed the pictures back to Betty. They weren't Betty's and she passed them back to Beth.
See also: back, pass