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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

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
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Warm oil is poured on your skin and a receiver is traced over it and the receiver passes back signals to a monitor.
Today, the honour passes back to RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.
Pilate passes back and forth between the outer courtyard, where the Jewish leaders (now simply "the Jews") are, and the inner praetorium, where Jesus is held, seven times.
3 Your French teacher passes back your test, and you're surprised you got a C.
Two points are awarded if either player passes back to his goalkeeper, 25 if either team is behind in the first half, 25 if
A passes to target man T-1, who passes back to the near target man (T-2).
Ground loop fluid, now cooler, passes back into the ground where it absorbs further energy from the ground in a continuous process while heating is required.