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Verb: pass away  pãs u'wey
  1. Pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
    "She passed away from cancer";
    - die, decease, perish, go, exit, expire, pass, kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm [N. Amer], conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff it, pop one's clogs
     
  2. Go out of existence
    "She hoped that the problem would eventually pass away"

Derived forms: passed away, passing away, passes away

Type of: cease, change state, end, finish, stop, terminate, turn

Encyclopedia: Pass away