Definition of pass away in English:

pass away

phrasal verb

euphemistic
  • Die.

    ‘she passed away in her sleep’
    • ‘The match was preceded by a minutes silence, in memory of former Boleskine player Johnny Kennedy, who passed away this week.’
    • ‘Please say prayers for the soul of Hungarian amateur great Lazlo Papp, who passed away earlier this month.’
    • ‘The best guy out there to ever come into wrestling has passed away.’
    • ‘Born into a family of twelve, Malachy was the last member of his family to pass away.’
    • ‘Additionally, Gerry Thomas, the inventor of the TV dinner, has also passed away at the age of 83.’
    • ‘He was the first member of my family to pass away quite young.’
    • ‘The company is expected to name a chairman at the end of the month to replace Anthony Jacelon who passed away earlier this year.’
    • ‘My mum was poorly, then she passed away.’
    • ‘The book is dedicated to the memory of Maura Burns of Ferrybank who recently passed away.’
    • ‘Sadly, despite putting up a tough fight to beat the cancer, Daniel passed away two weeks ago.’