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pass (someone or something) over

1. To hand something to someone, often by giving it to someone or multiple people in between who then in turn hand it to the recipient. Please pass this letter over to Jennifer. That book looks interesting—pass it over.
2. To skip, ignore, or disregard (someone or something). I'm sorry, but the board passed your idea over in favor of something more traditional. They're always going to pass you over for promotions if you don't set yourself apart!
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pass over

1. To skip, ignore, or disregard (someone or something). I'm sorry, but the board passed over your idea in favor of something more traditional. You're always going to be passed over for promotions if you don't set yourself apart!
2. To cross overhead. Just then, a huge flock of geese passed over us.
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pass something over (to someone)

to send something to someone farther down in a line of people. (Each person hands it to the next.) Please pass this paper over to Jane. Would you pass this paper over to Jane?
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pass over

 (someone or something)
1. to skip over someone or something; to fail to select someone or something. I was next in line for a promotion, but they passed over me. I passed over the bruised apples and picked out the nicest ones.
2. to pass above someone or something. A cloud passed over our little group, cooling us a little. The huge blimp passed over the little community.
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pass over

1. See pass by, def. 2.
2. See pass away.
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pass over

v.
1. To move or travel above something or someone: The plane passed over our heads while we were talking.
2. To avoid or bypass something, especially something difficult or unpleasant: We tried to pass over the subject of the divorce. The report passed over the events leading up to the war.
3. To disregard or ignore someone or something: I can't believe they passed me over for that promotion again! I wanted the panel to appoint me to the committee, but they passed over me completely.
See also: over, pass