pass down

pass down
ˌpass ˈdown [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they pass down he/she/it passes down present participle passing down past tense passed down past participle passed down] phrasal verb
to give knowledge or teach skills to your children or to younger people

These traditional stories have been passed down from parent to child over many generations.

Thesaurus: to teach someone somethingsynonym teachers and principalshyponym
Main entry: pass

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pass down [phrasal verb]
pass (something) down or pass down (something) : to give (something) to a younger person especially within the same family

She will pass down her diamond ring to her niece.

It's a family recipe passed down [=handed down] from my great-grandmother.

The painting is a family heirloom that has been passed down through the generations.

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Main Entry:pass

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