an attempt by the defense to prevent the quarterback from throwing successfully to a receiver.
- Pass something up
verb phrase To choose not to take, attend, etc; GIVE someone or something A MISS (or the goby): I guess I’ll pass up the concert tonight (1896+)
[buhk] /bʌk/ noun 1. Poker. any object in the pot that reminds the winner of some privilege or obligation when his or her turn to deal next comes. verb (used with object) 2. to pass (something) along to another, especially as a means of avoiding responsibility or blame: He bucked the letter on to the […]
- Pass the time
1. Occupy oneself for an interval, as in The plane was six hours late but I passed the time reading a book. 2. pass the time of day. Exchange greetings, engage in pleasantries, chat, as in Whenever I met her we would stop to pass the time of day. [ First half of 1800s ]
- Pass the torch
Also, hand on the torch. Relinquish responsibilities, a tradition, practice, or knowledge to another. For example, When the company’s founder became too ill to continue, he passed the torch to his nephew. This metaphoric expression alludes to the ancient Greek torch race, in which a lighted torch was passed from one runner to the next. […]