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pass forward

To hand something to a person in front of one. A noun or pronoun can be used between "pass" and "forward." Tom, will you pass forward this stack of papers to the students in front of you? As part of the teambuilding exercise, one person has to pick up an egg with a spoon, then pass it forward along a line of coworkers.
See also: forward, pass

pass something forward

to send something toward the front of a group of people. (Each person hands it to the next.) Please pass this forward to the front of the room. Would you pass this book forward, please?
See also: forward, pass
References in classic literature ?
His teeth chattered; his yellow eyes squinted balefully at us as he passed forward. I thought it my duty to remonstrate.
"'Tis the fear iv death at the hearts iv them," Louis muttered in my ear, as I passed forward to see to taking in the flying jib and staysail.
A glass of liquor being passed forward, Hugh poured the contents down old John's throat.
Abaft the mainmast the deck-pump was being ceaselessly worked by relays of the passengers; dry blankets were passed forward, soaking blankets were passed aft, and flung flat into the furnace one after another.
Sabin passed forward. The woman lifted the flap of the counter and followed him.
But they won through and passed forward to the mountain's flank.
He had stopped a moment in the passage to listen at a door, and Maximilian and Emmanuel, who had considerately passed forward a few steps, thought they heard him answer by a sigh to a sob from within.
He breathed it as he passed forward. He felt the deliberate throb of the engines, and heard small sounds that seemed to have survived the great uproar: the knocking of broken fittings, the rapid tumbling of some piece of wreckage on the bridge.
He scanned their faces as they passed forward filling the roomy deck with the shuffle of their footsteps and the murmur of voices, like the awakening to life of a world about to be launched into space.
Also, the own shares may be acquired to be used as part of the company's incentive scheme, to be used as payment in corporate acquisitions or otherwise passed forward, to be held with the company or to be cancelled.
When Indigenous languages are threatened with extinction, so are centuries of traditional knowledge, understanding of the land, and the ability for culture and traditions to be fully passed forward to future generations.
Boro picked and passed forward with patient possession, pushed confidently deep into the Sheffield half, calmly probing and constantly looking for a killer ball to prise open the defence.
Germany committed another poor error in the 32nd minute - this time the four-time Champions League winner Kroos, whose lazy pass was snatched up and immediately passed forward with Viktor Claesson finding Toivonen, who chested down the ball and then looped it over Neuer for a 1-0 lead.
''After penetrating the skin, the bullet passed forward, upward and to the right,'' the report said.
The children were asked to come up with environment friendly slogans/taglines with illustrations and from each SOS village the best entries were chosen and passed forward to us.