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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theypass over
he/she/itpasses over
present participlepassing over
past tensepassed over
past participlepassed over
  1. 1
    [often passive]pass someone over to not give someone a better job, choosing instead someone who is younger or has less experience
    be passed over for something:

    Bill was upset about being passed over for the marketing job.

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