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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.
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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
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Take people on, running, passing forward, getting the crowd with them, because that's what it's about."
'The only thing that I know is that I'll be a better man, I'll be a better teacher, and I'll be a better person in the sense of passing forward everything that I learn in there.'
"He needs to be capable of controlling the game of football as well, passing forward. I just can't understand why Michael Carrick's here.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations in Jan's memory be made to the Merrimack Valley Hospice House, 360 North Avenue, Haverhill, MA 01830 or to honor Jan and his belief in the importance of organ donation, consider becoming an organ donor and passing forward the gift of life to others by registering online with the Motor Vehicle Department or on Facebook.
But some demonstrators seemed to have arrived prepared for an altercation, with Druze youths seen passing forward crates of eggs before bombarding a cordon of policemen ranged three-deep behind a concrete barrier.
In the third period, Bombers capitalised on a mistake by keeper Ben Bowns, who left his crease to play the puck only to be dispossessed by Jimmy Moutrey, who kept possession at the post before passing forward to James McCabe to slot home.
Only when Patrik Berger was introduced at half-time did we start passing forward instead of sideways and backwards, or trying to find Ashley Young, whose crossing is abysmal.
Mr Malik replied: "We will be passing forward all good ideas, whether they are borrowed from us or elsewhere, to Sir Nigel Crisp.