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Meaning of "to play pass-the-parcel" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TO PLAY PASS-THE-PARCEL

to play pass-the-parcel play
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WHAT DOES TO PLAY PASS-THE-PARCEL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of to play pass-the-parcel in the English dictionary

The definition of to play pass-the-parcel in the dictionary is to try to avoid a responsibility, or blame, by passing it on to sb else.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TO PLAY PASS-THE-PARCEL

to one´s name
to open a can of whup ass over someone
to order
to overflowing
to pay cash on the barrelhead
to pay your last respects
to pay your respects to sb
to play favourites
to play for keeps
to play happy families
to play the race card
to press
to put it crudely
to put it mildly
to put sth to rights
to put the fluence on sb
to put the mocks on
to put years on sb
to put your thinking cap on
to raise unshirted hell

WORDS THAT END LIKE TO PLAY PASS-THE-PARCEL

barbicel
cancel
carcel
cel
chancel
ensorcel
excel
food parcel
lioncel
marcel
parcel
part and parcel
pass-the-parcel
pedicel
pennoncel
rancel
Tencel
tercel
tiercel
Tricel

Synonyms and antonyms of to play pass-the-parcel in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «to play pass-the-parcel» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TO PLAY PASS-THE-PARCEL

Find out the translation of to play pass-the-parcel to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of to play pass-the-parcel from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «to play pass-the-parcel» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

玩通了,包裹
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

jugar pase - el - parcela
570 millions of speakers

English

to play pass-the-parcel
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पास पार्सल खेलने के लिए
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

للعب تمرير الطرود -
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

играть пас- на - посылку
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

jogar passe - a - parcela
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পাস-পিক্সেল খেলতে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

à jouer passe- le - parcelle
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Untuk bermain pass-the-bungkusan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Pass- the- Paket spielen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

パススルー·小包を再生する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

패스- 소포를 재생
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kanggo muter pass-the-parsel
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

để chơi chuyền- bưu kiện
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பாஸ்ஸைப் போடுவதற்கு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पास-द-पार्सल खेळणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kareden oynamak için
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

per giocare pass- the- pacco
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

grać pass- the- paczkę
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

грати пас - на - посилку
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pentru a juca pass - the- parcela
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

για να παίξει μπάλα - το - δέμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

om te speel slaag - die - pakkie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

att spela pass -the - paketet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

å spille pass- the- pakke
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of to play pass-the-parcel

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TO PLAY PASS-THE-PARCEL»

The term «to play pass-the-parcel» is regularly used and occupies the 94.268 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about to play pass-the-parcel

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TO PLAY PASS-THE-PARCEL»

Discover the use of to play pass-the-parcel in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to to play pass-the-parcel and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Improving Primary Literacy: Linking Home and School
There is general excitement as she tells them they are going to play 'pass the parcel'. She also tells them that afterwards they will be writing instructions for how to play this game. The parcel is passed around and one child eventually wins the  ...
Anthony Feiler, Jane Andrews, Pamela Greenhough, 2007
2
Australia - The People
To play Pass the Parcel, children in a circle pass a large parcel from one person to another while music plays. Each time the music stops, the child holding the parcel removes one layer of wrapping paper, until finally all the layers are gone and ...
Erinn Banting, 2001
3
Pass the Parcel with Pig
This pull-tab and pop-up book invites small children to play "Pass the Parcel" with Pig and his friends.
Jo Lodge, 1998
4
Under Fives Alive!
... ready-made to play 'Pass the Parcel' [P]. • Collect ideas from the children for other party games (e.g. musical bumps, musical chairs, squeak piggy squeak, dead lions, the hokey cokey). Have a cassette player and some cassettes ready [ P].
Jane Farley, Eileen Goddard, Judy Jarvis, 1997
5
Motivate to Communicate!: 300 Games and Activities for Your ...
For example, if you want your child to learn how to play Pass the Parcel, you might get a couple of teddy bears and sit them in a circle with your child, and practise the skills of passing the present on until the music stops (eg you take teddy's ...
Simone Griffin, Dianne Sandler, 2009
6
Clementine Court: A Place Where Friends Meet
We are just about to play 'Pass the Parcel'...” she finished, holding out a hand to Jacob. “My name'sJacob, not chicken. Chicken is a silly name don't you think?” Betty roared with laughter slapping her thighs and Jacob laughed too, feeling ...
Chris Bakos, 2014
7
A Chestnut Barn in Tuscany
We had heard that forfeits wouldbe imposed for the losers, expecting the worst and sitting with twenty one others around a long table we began to play 'pass the parcel' fortunately much to my relief this game didnot include forfeits. Nick, not ...
Catherine Carabine, 2013
8
Activities for Individual Learning Through Shape and Colour: ...
They thought we were going to play pass the parcel and wondered whose birthday it was. When I explained that the presents were for a game, they asked to help. I gave them some recycled wrapping paper, cut strips of sticky tape ( which I ...
Wendy Bowkett, 2010
9
Chinese Characters
We then persuaded people to carry chairs outside for the games, intending to play pass the parcel first. I went to retrieve the parcels—unwieldy masses of newspaper making forty-five layers on each package with a candy inside each layer.
Ann Timonin, 2011
10
The Personal Development Group: The Student's Guide
... to play "Pass the Parcel". The parcel containing "difficulties with intimacy" can be sent around the group to 102 THE PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT GROUP.
Chris Rose, 2008

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« EDUCALINGO. To play pass-the-parcel [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/to-play-pass-the-parcel>. Jun 2021 ».
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