1. phrasal verb
If you pass something on to someone, you give it to them so that they have it instead of you.
[V n P + to] ⇒ The Queen is passing the money on to a selection of her favourite charities.
[V n P] ⇒ There is a risk of passing the virus on.
[V P n + to] ⇒ The late Earl passed on much of his fortune to his daughter.
[V P n] ⇒ Tenants remain liable if they pass on their lease.
2. phrasal verb
→ pass If you pass on costs or savings to someone else, you make them pay for your costs or allow them to benefit from your savings.
[V P n] ⇒ They pass on their cost of borrowing and add to it their profit margin.
[V n P + to] ⇒ I found we could make some saving and it is right to pass the savings on to the customer. [Also V n P, V P n + to]
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