pass over - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
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.

  2. 2
    pass over something to ignore or not mention a statement or subject

    I mentioned that you were unhappy with your salary, but it was passed over.

See also main entry: pass