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To pass something on some one

Pass \Pass\, v. t.

  1. In simple, transitive senses; as:

    1. To go by, beyond, over, through, or the like; to proceed from one side to the other of; as, to pass a house, a stream, a boundary, etc.

    2. Hence: To go from one limit to the other of; to spend; to live through; to have experience of; to undergo; to suffer. ``To pass commodiously this life.''

      She loved me for the dangers I had passed.

    3. To go by without noticing; to omit attention to; to take no note of; to disregard.

      Please you that I may pass This doing.

      I pass their warlike pomp, their proud array.

    4. To transcend; to surpass; to excel; to exceed.

      And strive to pass . . . Their native music by her skillful art.

      Whose tender power Passes the strength of storms in their most desolate hour.

    5. To go successfully through, as an examination, trail, test, etc.; to obtain the formal sanction of, as a legislative body; as, he passed his examination; the bill passed the senate.

  2. In causative senses: as:

    1. To cause to move or go; to send; to transfer from one person, place, or condition to another; to transmit; to deliver; to hand; to make over; as, the waiter passed bisquit and cheese; the torch was passed from hand to hand.

      I had only time to pass my eye over the medals.

      Waller passed over five thousand horse and foot by Newbridge.

    2. To cause to pass the lips; to utter; to pronounce; hence, to promise; to pledge; as, to pass sentence.

      Father, thy word is passed.

    3. To cause to advance by stages of progress; to carry on with success through an ordeal, examination, or action; specifically, to give legal or official sanction to; to ratify; to enact; to approve as valid and just; as, he passed the bill through the committee; the senate passed the law. (e) To put in circulation; to give currency to; as, to pass counterfeit money. ``Pass the happy news.''
      --Tennyson. (f) To cause to obtain entrance, admission, or conveyance; as, to pass a person into a theater, or over a railroad.

  3. To emit from the bowels; to evacuate.

  4. (Naut.) To take a turn with (a line, gasket, etc.), as around a sail in furling, and make secure.

  5. (Fencing) To make, as a thrust, punto, etc. --Shak. Passed midshipman. See under Midshipman. To pass a dividend, to omit the declaration and payment of a dividend at the time when due. To pass away, to spend; to waste. ``Lest she pass away the flower of her age.'' --Ecclus. xlii. 9. To pass by.

    1. To disregard; to neglect.

    2. To excuse; to spare; to overlook.

      To pass off, to impose fraudulently; to palm off. ``Passed himself off as a bishop.''

      To pass (something) on (some one) or To pass (something) upon (some one), to put upon as a trick or cheat; to palm off. ``She passed the child on her husband for a boy.''

      To pass over, to overlook; not to note or resent; as, to pass over an affront.