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  • v. To convey or communicate.
  • v. To skip or decline.
  • v. To die.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. refer to another person for decision or judgment
  • v. place into the hands or custody of
  • v. give to or transfer possession of
  • v. move forward, also in the metaphorical sense
  • v. transmit (knowledge or skills)
  • v. cause be distributed
  • v. transmit information


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  • For instance, if you got zingoed on your ninth strafing pass on the same target by some guy with a pistol, you had a good chance of riding home in a chopper — in one piece.

    Thud Ridge

  • Lime Kilns which his party was to pass on the second day, kept his weapons loaded and close at hand, and avoided the topic of Indians, in which his wife was showing an untimely interest.

    Manuscript Draft: Walter Reed: Doctor in Uniform, by Laura Wood, [19 -- ]

  • Maurizio lived in Testaccio, which was out beyond the pyramid you pass on the way in from the airport.

    Dreaming in French

  • These Rosicrucian Manifestoes, as the publications soon became known, did not themselves pass on any of the secrets, but in announcing the existence of the brotherhood they also suggested that anyone who wanted to know more got in touch with them.

    The Templar Revelation

  • The Norwegian General Staff issued a statement to the press, asking it not to make any mention of the appearance of the rockets over Norwegian territory but to pass on all reports to the Intelligence Department of the High Command.

    Space Ships of the Visitors

  • But in the Darwinian stakes it will be out-competed by a rival individual of the same species, who skimps a little on running speed and hence incurs a greater risk of being eaten, but who gets the balance right and ends up with more descendants to pass on the genes for getting the balance right.


  • Family Meetings Facilitating family meetings are one way advisers are helping clients pass on their philanthropic values to the next generation, says Janine Racanelli , head of the New York-based J.P. Morgan Private Bank Advice Lab, a unit of JPMorgan Chase & Co., which develops analytical tools that help high-net worth individuals and families.

    How to Raise a Philanthropist

  • Having packed up her luggage so that it could be sent to her later, she started in a hired trap for the little town of Stourcastle, through which it was necessary to pass on her journey, now in a direction almost opposite to that of her first adventuring.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • Wanted to pass on the proposal of marriage from that odious Gornt Blakeman, no doubt.

    City of Glory

  • You can wrap your mind around the choices you make, and if some of them do not ultimately agree with your lifestyle, you can pass on them but still maintain a benefit from the eight-week program.

    The Flex Diet


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