Definition of Pass up
1. Verb. Refuse to accept. "They pass up the money "; "He refused my offer of hospitality"
Related verbs: Disdain, Freeze Off, Pooh-pooh, Reject, Scorn, Spurn, Turn Down
Specialized synonyms: Dishonor, Dishonour, Bounce
Derivative terms: Declination, Refusal, Rejection, Turndown
2. Verb. Fail to acknowledge. "He passed me up in the street"
Definition of Pass up
1. Verb. (transitive) (&lit pass up) ¹
2. Verb. (idiomatic transitive) To refuse (gloss not accept); forgo. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Literary usage of Pass up
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"... so that any partial separation which may take place while the liquids pass up one tube, may be counteracted as they pass down the next. ..."
2. Lectures, Illustrated and Embellished with Views of the World's Famous by John Lawson Stoddard (1898)
"... hill like an Alpine pass, up to the Alcazar, a stronghold that has sheltered many conquerors. This was once so magnificent, alike in decoration and ..."
3. John L. Stoddard's Lectures by John Lawson Stoddard (1898)
"hill like an Alpine pass, up to the Alcazar, a stronghold that has sheltered many conquerors. This was once so magnificent, alike in decoration and ..."
4. Southey's Common-place Book by Robert Southey (1849)
"... for although the man may walk freely upon the decks, or pass up and down in the little continent, yet he must be carried whither the ship bears him. ..."
5. A Pilgrimage in Europe and America, Leading to the Discovery of the Sources by Giacomo Costantino Beltrami (1828)
"Steam-boats pass up to all these establishments without the slightest obstacle. This river is a very considerable one, and its course of great extent, ..."
6. Personal Narrative of a Tour Through a Part of the United States and Canada by James Dixon (1849)
"Ontario—Toronto—Dr. Ryerson—Sir FE Head—Bishop Strachan—The City —Departure for Kingston—Mr. Robinson—Mr. Bolton—Coburg College— Kingston—pass up the Bay of ..."
7. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, Charles Robert Cross, John Trowbridge, Samuel Kneeland, George Bliss (1858)
"... the boiling liquid will pass up through the opening in the apex of the cap and striking against the deflecting plate, will run down again into the ..."