pass away

[pass away] {v.} 1. To slip by; go by; pass.

We had so much funthat the weekend passed away before we realized it.

Forty yearshad passed away since they had met.

2. To cease to exist; end;disappear; vanish

When automobiles became popular, the use of thehorse and buggy passed away.

3. To have your life stop; die.

Hepassed away at eighty.

Syn.: PASS ON(3), PASS OUT(3).