What is another word for pass up?

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[ pˈas ˈʌp], [ pˈas ˈʌp], [ p_ˈa_s ˈʌ_p]

The phrase "pass up" means to miss or ignore an opportunity or to decline an offer. There are a few synonymous phrases that you can use instead of "pass up," including "turn down," "reject," "decline," "miss out on," or "overlook." To "turn down" an opportunity means to refuse an offer, while "reject" and "decline" both suggest a more final and deliberate decision to say no. "Miss out on" implies regret for not taking advantage of an opportunity, and "overlook" suggests that the opportunity was not recognized or noticed at the time. All of these phrases can be used in place of "pass up" to convey the idea of not taking advantage of an opportunity or offer.

Related words: to pass on an opportunity, to pass out of school, to pass a kidney stone, to pass out

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    How to use "Pass up" in context?

    When I was younger, I would often say "pass up" when I was offered an opportunity. I would tell myself (and others) that I would only take a chance if it was a sure thing or if the opportunity was something that I was very passionate about. After spending some time thinking about it, I realized that the best opportunities are the ones that I don't think I can pass up. I now know that I should always take a chance and explore new opportunities because I never know what I'll find.

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