pass down
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pass down(
pahs
 
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. pasar
My grandmother passed down her grandmother's recipes to me.Mi abuela me pasó las recetas de su abuela.
b. transmitir
Luke is worried about passing down his family history of schizophrenia.Luke está preocupado por transmitir su historial familiar de esquizofrenia.
c. pasar de generación en generación
This ring has been passed down in our family and now I give it to you.Este anillo ha ido pasando de generación en generación en nuestra familia y ahora yo te lo doy a ti.
d. heredar
These lands passed down to me when I turned 20.Estas tierras las heredé cuando cumplí 20 años.
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pass down
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (knowledge, tradition)
a. pasar, transmitir
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pass down
transitive verb
1 (transfer) [+custom, disease, trait] pasar; transmitir; [+inheritance] pasar
these beliefs were passed down from generation to generation estas creencias se fueron pasando or transmitiendo de generación en generación; it's been passed down through the family se ha ido heredando en la familia; the painting was passed down to my father and he passed it down to me el cuadro lo heredó mi padre y luego me lo pasó a mí; my clothes were always passed down from my elder sister yo siempre heredaba la ropa de mi hermana mayor; when you grow out of this coat you can pass it down to your brother cuando este abrigo te quede pequeño se lo puedes pasar or dar a tu hermano
as he grows out of his clothes he passes them down to his brother stories his own father had passed down to him the Japanese belief that wisdom is passed down from one generation to the next a saying that has been passed down through the ages a hereditary disease that is passed down through the generations /she passes down family heirlooms to each child/, without regard to who is adopted
2 (convey downwards) pasar
he passed the bags down to me me pasó las bolsas
the doctor passes the tube down through the throat and into the abdomen the crates were passed down into the ship's hold
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 (be transferred) [+custom] pasar; transmitirse
to some extent, this practice has passed down from federal to state and local level
2 (be inherited)
the farm passed down to me yo heredé la granja
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