Hand over a particular duty or responsibility.
- The world's greatest rower for a decade, he needs one last, great race before passing the baton on permanently to his long-term teammate.
- The day Smith recorded her last album, Billie Holiday walked into the same studio to record her first - like passing on the baton.
- My life is now busy teaching, studying and preparing for the arrival (in mid-October) of our new baby, so I'm pleased to have passed the baton to Mark.
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