pass up

pass up(
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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.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(general)
a. dejar pasar
Noelia now realizes that she passed up an incredible opportunity when she decided not to take the job.Noelia ya se da cuenta de que dejó pasar una oportunidad increíble cuando decidió no aceptar el trabajo.
b. desperdiciar
If you pass up this opportunity, you'll regret it later.Si desperdicias esta oportunidad, te arrepentirás después.
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pass up
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. (opportunity)
a. dejar pasar
pass up
transitive verb
1 (forgo) echar a perder; desperdiciar
an opportunity like this was too good to pass up una oportunidad así era demasiado buena para echarla a perder or desperdiciarla
I couldn't think of passing up the trip to India I never pass up the chance to eat in a restaurant I wouldn't have passed up the chance for a million dollars I think I'll pass up lunch
2 [+object] pasar
can you pass me up a screwdriver? he took a card from his wallet and passed it up to the sentry
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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