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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
References in classic literature ?
As to the possibility of ascending by this ladder, passing over the roofs of the houses, passing back, and descending again, unobserved-- it is discovered, on the evidence of the night policeman, that he only passes through Shore Lane twice in an hour, when out on his beat.
They first passed through the "black town," with its narrow streets, its miserable, dirty huts, and squalid population; then through the "European town," which presented a relief in its bright brick mansions, shaded by coconut-trees and bristling with masts, where, although it was early morning, elegantly dressed horsemen and handsome equipages were passing back and forth.
"His eminence asks for the letter," said Bernouin, passing back into the ante-chamber.
After our secret meeting we got in touch with the national organization, and soon our code cables were passing back and forth across the Atlantic between us and the International Bureau.
But least the difficultie of passing back Stay his returne perhaps over this Gulfe Impassable, impervious, let us try Adventrous work, yet to thy power and mine Not unagreeable, to found a path Over this Maine from Hell to that new World Where Satan now prevailes, a Monument Of merit high to all th' infernal Host, Easing thir passage hence, for intercourse, Or transmigration, as thir lot shall lead.
The matter was previously delayed and kept passing back and forth between different departments who put the responsibility on each other.
Appel made the revelation as he was asked about Brian's 'brief' passing back in 2013, which saddened fans of the show.
The Everton goalkeeper admits he was astounded when skipper Phil Jagielka was jeered for passing back to him near the end of the Blues' 3-1 win over QPR on Monday.
Trading Director Darren Blackhurst said: "We review our fuel prices daily and are committed to passing back the benefits of lower cost prices to all our customers.
Trading Director Darren Black hurst said: "We review our fuel prices daily and are committed to passing back the benefits of lower cost prices to all our customers with our national price.
"TAS built me a superb bike for the meeting and only for a little bad luck passing back markers I may well have taken one race from Michael!
The barrier separating theater from dance is a permeable membrane, with bodies and ideas passing back and forth freely.
Any time the defense committed to our strong side, we'd put additional pressure on them with a semi-roll series that had the QB passing back to the weak side.
passing back what is needed into the body's system.
REGIONAL brewer Wolverhampton & Dudley is passing back pounds 50m to its shareholders in the next two months.