pass on
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pass on(
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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. (to give)
a. pasar
Make sure you pass the sign-in sheet on to the person next to you once you've signed it.Asegúrense de pasarle la hoja de registro a la persona que está a su lado una vez la hayan firmado.
2. (to tell)
a. pasar
An anonymous source had passed the information on to several news organizations.Una fuente anónima había pasado la información a varias agencias de noticias.
b. dar
Will you pass the message on to your boss, please?¿Le podría dar el mensaje a su jefa, por favor?
c. decir (secret)
I have a secret to tell you, but you have to promise not to pass it on to anyone.Tengo un secreto que contarte, pero tienes que prometerme que no se lo vas a decir a nadie.
3. (medicine)
a. contagiar
If you go to school, you're just going to pass that bug on to your friends.Si vas a la escuela, lo único que conseguirás es contagiarle el virus a tus amigos.
b. transmitir
Several travelers coming from that country have passed the disease on to other people here.Varios viajeros que venían de ese país han transmitido la enfermedad a otras personas de aquí.
4. (to bequeath)
a. dejar
I'm going to pass my grandfather's pocket watch on to my son when I die.Cuando yo me muera, voy a dejarle a mi hijo el reloj de pulsera de mi abuelo.
5. (to put in contact with)
a. pasar con
I would be happy to pass you on to our sales department.Con gusto le pasaría con nuestro departamento de ventas.
6. (to continue on to)
a. pasar a
Let's pass on to the menu for the event. What do you think people will want to eat?Pasemos al menú para el evento. ¿Qué creen que la gente querrá comer?
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
7. (to die)
a. fallecer
Alvaro left behind an incredible body of work when he passed on.Álvaro dejó tras de sí una obra ingente cuando falleció.
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pass on
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. (object)
a. pasar, hacer circular
2. (news, information)
a. pasar, transmitir
3. (disease)
a. contagiar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (euph)
a. fallecer
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pass on
transitive verb
1 (transfer) [+information] pasar; comunicar; dar
she passed on confidential information to him
[+message] (written) dar; pasar; (spoken) dar; comunicar; [+object] pasar; [+disease] [+person] contagiar; [+animal] transmitir
he failed to pass on my message
I didn't want her to pass her cold on to me no quería que me contagiara el constipado; they pass the increase on to the consumer hacen que el consumidor cargue con el incremento; we pass our savings on to the customer los ahorros redundan en favor de nuestros clientes; Sheila's having a party, pass it on! Sheila va a dar una fiesta, ¡corre la voz!
her reputation for high quality work is passed on by word of mouth I once made an appeal to mothers of twins to tell me /what solutions they had found for their problems, so that I could pass them on/ how do parents pass genes on to their offspring? they take it, look at it, and then pass it on he handed a typewritten sheet to King to pass on to Smith Philip assured her that he had passed on the invitation he has written a note asking me to pass on his thanks there is a risk of passing the virus on the late Earl passed on his fortune to the Princess to pass on old clothes to sb tenants remain liable if they pass on their lease the Queen is passing the money on to a selection of her favourite charities pass the good news on to Liz, will you? should she pass on to Lesley the version of events she had just heard?
2 (put in contact) [+person]
to pass sb on to sb poner a algn en contacto con algn; (on telephone) poner a algn con algn; I was passed on to another doctor me mandaron a otro médico; me pusieron en contacto con otro médico; I'll pass you on to my supervisor le pongo a mi supervisor
we passed him on to a fashion-designer friend
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 (proceed) pasar;to a
they passed on to other matters pasaron a discutir otros asuntos; the man lowered his eyes and passed on el hombre bajó la vista y pasó de largo
once we'd seen the textiles we passed on to the furniture collection perhaps we could pass on to item 6 on the agenda
2 (die) fallecer
I'm sorry to have to tell you that she passed on in the night
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