1. To submit or hand in something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "pass" and "in." I had to pass the paper in late because of my grandfather's funeral. She passed in the wallet she found at the local police station.
2. To achieve a passing grade in a school subject. I'm actually shocked that I passed in math, because I barely studied for that class at all.
3. To award someone a passing grade in a school subject. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "pass" and "in." It was only because I did so much extra credit that the teacher passed me in history this year.
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pass something in (to someone)and hand something in (to someone)
to turn in or hand in something, such as a school assignment, paper, etc., to someone. They were told to pass their papers in to the teacher. Hand in your papers to me.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. To deliver or submit some assignment or work: The students passed their assignments in. The researchers passed in their reports.
2. To achieve satisfactory grades in an academic subject: I passed in algebra, English, and history.
3. To give someone a satisfactory grade in an academic subject: The teacher passed 15 students in calculus.
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