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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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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While he was talking with the other man, police saw them pass something back and forth and into the open window of a parked car, police said.