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passed up

[ pas, pahs ]SEE DEFINITION OF passed up

Synonyms for passed up

  • aground
  • ashore
  • grounded
  • helpless
  • wrecked
  • beached
  • shipwrecked
  • sidelined
  • sidetracked
  • cast away
  • godforsaken
  • high and dry
  • homeless
  • left at the altar
  • left in the lurch
  • on the rocks
  • out in left field
  • penniless
  • run aground
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PASSED UP

The letter was passed up by the court-crier, every eye following it.

She passed up one side and down the other, but her intended victim was not visible.

He turned back into his room, and the other passed up the stairs.

He would often turn in like this at Sim's workroom as he passed up the fell in the morning.

I couldn't see just why it was, but the Baron had been passed up to me.

At nine-thirty Edwin came in and passed up the creaking stairs.

In the darkness she passed up a double tackle and a coil of rope.

Every General who passed up or down felt it incumbent on him to visit the hospital.

But, if so, why did I hear nothing from her, as I passed up and down?

For some reason or other we did not salute as he passed up the river.

WORD ORIGIN

"written permission to pass into, or through, a place," 1590s, from pass (v.). Sense of "ticket for a free ride or admission" is first found 1838. Colloquial make a pass "offer an amorous advance" first recorded 1928, perhaps from a sporting sense. Phrase come to pass (late 15c.) uses the word with a sense of "completion, accomplishment."

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PASSED UP

abandoned

adjectiveleft alone, deserted
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