pass away - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [intransitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theypass away
he/she/itpasses away
present participlepassing away
past tensepassed away
past participlepassed away

or pass on

  1. to die. This word is used to avoid sayingdie’ when you think this might upset someone

    He passed away in his sleep at the age of eighty-four.

See also main entry: pass