pass up
transitive verb Date: 1896 to let go by without accepting or taking advantage of <
pass up a chance for promotion
; also decline, reject

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pass up — (something) to fail to take advantage of an opportunity. Phillips could never pass up a chance to tell you how much he hated lawyers. When they invited her to perform, I told her she shouldn t pass it up …   New idioms dictionary

  • pass up — ► pass up refrain from taking up (an opportunity). Main Entry: ↑pass …   English terms dictionary

  • pass up — index disapprove (reject), disavow, refuse Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • pass up — verb 1. refuse to accept (Freq. 1) He refused my offer of hospitality • Syn: ↑refuse, ↑reject, ↑turn down, ↑decline • Ant: ↑accept ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • pass up — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms pass up : present tense I/you/we/they pass up he/she/it passes up present participle passing up past tense passed up past participle passed up informal pass up something to not take advantage of an opportunity …   English dictionary

  • pass up — PHRASAL VERB If you pass up a chance or an opportunity, you do not take advantage of it. [V P n (not pron)] The official urged the government not to pass up the opportunity that has now presented itself... [V n P] I can t pass this up. She waved… …   English dictionary

  • pass up — verb To refuse ; forgo. Can you pass up this box to the guy on the ladder? …   Wiktionary

  • pass up — phr verb Pass up is used with these nouns as the object: ↑chance, ↑opportunity …   Collocations dictionary

  • pass up — Singlish (Singapore English) to hand in Pass up your assignments . Although once common, usage is now discouraged in schools …   English dialects glossary

  • pass up — not take an opportunity, not do it when you can    Do not pass up this opportunity to go back to school …   English idioms

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