pass down

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vt sep
traditionsweitergeben (→ to an +acc), → überliefern (→ to +dat); characteristicsweitergeben (→ to an +acc); passed down by word of mouthmündlich überliefert
(= transmit) the story was passed down through the ranksdie Sache sprach sich (bis) zu den Soldaten durch
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It was all highly specialized labor, each man having his task to do; generally this would consist of only two or three specific cuts, and he would pass down the line of fifteen or twenty carcasses, making these cuts upon each.
I know the beach well, and can certify that it is as smooth as a grass-plot in a garden; the interior of the grotto, on the contrary, is rough; without reckoning, monseigneur, that at its extremity we shall come to the trench which leads into the sea, and perhaps the canoe will not pass down it.
When we see other people let us pass into a traffic lane, we feel good, and then those values are going to pass down to someone else.
The "Safety" (S5) sprints toward the first potential pass receiver on the sideline on the wide side of the court to deny the quick pass down that sideline.
These traits may not pass down to hybrid creations.
The selected parents each pass down half of their genes (units of hereditary material) to their offspring.
In kathak it's the gurus who carefully pass down traditions to their students, while the tap world is infused with profound respect for the late Gregory Hines and old masters like Jimmy Slyde and Arthur Duncan.
This title, however, is a wonderful way to pass down our quilting culture to young reader-quilters, especially if it is accompanied by the stunning visuals in A Communion of the Spirits: African-American Quilters, Preservers, and Their Stories by Roland L.
They will learn how both fables and trickster tales use various animals in different ways to portray human strengths and weaknesses to pass down wisdom from one generation to the next.
Starlings pass down musical traditions, older males to younger males and older females to younger females.
From the entrance, you pass down a corridor between restrained displays of accessories.
A medicine woman can't cure a family member, or pass down that knowledge directly to a family member, she says.