Sam and Pat are playing a card game.Originally Posted by Eway
Sam: It's your turn to put down a card.
Pat: Hmm. I don't have anything I can put down, so I'll pass.
Sam: Ok. Pass then. I'll go again.
Sam and Pat are eating lunch.
Pat: Would you like another piece of pizza?
Sam: I'm too full. I think I'll pass.
Sam and Pat are talking at work.
Sam: Hey, would you like to go see a movie tonight?
Pat: What movie?
Sam: It's a horror movie.
Pat: Hmm. No thanks. I think I'll pass on the invitation. I really don't care much for horror movies.
To pass means, to forego a chance, an opportunity, to let it go by without taking it.