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Definition of pass the torch

pass the torch


  • to turn responsibility over to.

    Citation from "Everybody Flirts... Sometimes", Raising Hope (TV), Season 1 Episode 20 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on May 05 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Sep 21 2009.

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Other terms relating to 'pass':

Definitions include: to attempt to elicit romance or sex; "hit on".
Definitions include: a promiscuous female.
Definitions include: to be asleep, often (but not always) in a place other than one's own bed.
Definitions include: to flatulate.
Definitions include: to be adequate.
Definitions include: to fall asleep, often (but not always) in a place other than one's own bed.
Definitions include: to push responsibility onto someone else.
Definitions include: To fart or flatulate.
Definitions include: to pass something graded (e.g. a test, a course) with excellent grades.

Other terms relating to 'the':

Definitions include: the real information or the proof, instruction, the know how, where, when, and why about something or someone.
Definitions include: walking, generally as opposed to driving.
Definitions include: interrogation.
Definitions include: extremely intoxicated
Definitions include: information.
Definitions include: something you have now is worth more than two things you have just a chance of getting.
Definitions include: a good estimate.
Definitions include: a secret advantage.
Definitions include: inclusive.
Definitions include: to make a bad situation worse.
Definitions include: with the amount of time left to finish a task rapidly disappearing.
Definitions include: having an opinion or belief prior to it becoming common or popular.
Definitions include: of a male, to urinate.
Definitions include: secret sexual activity with a person other than one's partner.
Definitions include: meaning caring about everything.

Other terms relating to 'torch':

Definitions include: to be romantically interested in someone who does not share the same feelings.
Definitions include: to over-apply flame to
Definitions include: To smoke marijuana

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