pass away

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Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
pass away

Third-person singular
passes away

Past tense
passed away

Past participle
passed away

Present participle
passing away

  1. (idiom) If someone passes away, they die.
    After my dad passed away, I had to help raise my brothers

Usage notes[change]

We usually say someone passes away if they die from natural causes or a medical condition--we do not usually say it if someone is killed.