pass round - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive] British
present tense
I/you/we/theypass round
he/she/itpasses round
present participlepassing round
past tensepassed round
past participlepassed round

or pass around

  1. 1
    to give something to one person in a group, who gives it to someone else, who then gives it to someone else etc

    The photos were passed round for each of them to have a look at.

  2. 2
    pass the hat round informal to collect money from people in a group for a particular purpose
See also main entry: pass