pass (something) to (one)

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pass (something) to (one)

1. To deliver something to one by hand. Hey, Sarah, would you mind passing this to Stephen? You're closer than I am. I passed the note to him very discreetly.
2. To deliver something to one by throwing it to them. He passed the book to me from across the room, nearly hitting the light fixture as he did. Here, pass your keys over to me and I'll go get the car started.
3. To give possession of an athletic ball used in a particular sport to one's teammate. Pass the ball to Jeff, he's open! You should have passed the ball instead of kicking it toward the goal.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

pass something to someone

to hand or send something to someone, usually by way of a number of other people. Please pass this paper to Betty. Who passed this to me?
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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