pass round

pass round

1. To pass something to the person next to one, so that it may then be passed to the next person, and so on. A noun or pronoun can be used between "pass" and "round." Pass this book round so everyone has a chance to have a good look at the illustrations. We sat passing round a bottle of whiskey, reminiscing about the good old days.
2. To offer or distribute copies or pieces of something to multiple people in a group. A noun or pronoun can be used between "pass" and "round." Here, Tom, pass these worksheets round to everyone in class. The performers passed musical instruments round to the children in the audience.
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