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
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But rather than mentioning McLeish's assist for Eric Black's opener in the 2-1 win, Sir Alex reminded the former defender of his pass back which got stuck in the mud and got goalkeeper Jim Leighton into trouble.
Gavin Morrison's short pass back let Tosh nip in to atone for his penalty miss by slotting home.
The Bill was approved, but with minor amendments requiring it to pass back to Lords.
"If I could take that pass back, then obviously I would.
Our regular style is to turn our backs on the opposition, pass back or boot the ball to nowhere.
Leven had gifted Falkirk's Alan Gow the opening goal with a dreadful pass back to keeper Alan Combe before Boyd's penalty evened it up.
Books pass back and forth between them, and they'll also pore over recommendations from their informal, close-knit book club.
Elderly women pick their way through small piles of produce, torsos pass back and forth in front of Gehr's stationary camera like fluttering ghosts.
The bridge will allow Republicans and members of the press to pass back and forth between the media center and the convention hall in the Garden without tying up traffic on Eighth Avenue, dispensing with a potential logistical nightmare.
The passers pass back and forth for about a minute, allowing the post player to gain good position and present a big target area.
But it is the first time that a commitment has been received to pass back increases in product prices, particularly cheese, by the largest supplier of dairy products in the UK.
A spokesperson for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the airport, said that passengers who were disembarked from aircraft or already in the terminal past checkpoints were required to pass back through metal detectors before being allowed to board their aircraft.
Crewe had taken a shock lead early in the first-half when Jason Bowen attempted a pass back to Mark Walton in the City goal.
"If the weather is more severe and colder, the revenues would increase, but the weatherization would require us to pass back savings to the customers," Jacobs explained.
With a click, the door opens and you are given back-- you pass back through the door!-- something the dead cannot do so I know you cannot be dead.