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pass-up, verb

Origin:
South African DutchShow more Calque formed on South African Dutch pas op, see pasop verb.
obs.
a. With a clause: pasop verb.
1835 T.H. Bowker Journal. 24Oct, They’ll passup that I don’t get hold of them next time I’ll warrant them.
b. transitive. To take care of (someone or something); cf. boss up (see verbal phrase at boss up interjectional phrase).
1877 Lady Barker Yr’s Hsekeeping 38‘Pass up the baby,’ is the first order which I hear given; and that astonishing baby is ‘passed up’ accordingly.
pasopverb.
To take care of (someone or something); cf. boss up (see verbal phrase at boss upinterjectional phrase).

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