Pass - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- (military) a written leave of absence
- (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate (syn: passing)
- the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks (syn: notch)
- any authorization to pass or go somewhere (syn: passport)
- a flight or run by an aircraft over a target
- a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs (syn: strait, straits)
- a difficult juncture (syn: head, straits)
- one complete cycle of operations (as by a computer)
- an automatic advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent (syn: bye)
- a permit to enter or leave a military installation
- a complimentary ticket
- a usually brief attempt (syn: crack, fling, go, offer, whirl)
- (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team (syn: flip, toss)
- success in satisfying a test or requirement (syn: passing, qualifying)
- move past (syn: go by, pass by, surpass)
- make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation (syn: legislate)
- pass by (syn: elapse, go along, go by, lapse, slip away, slip by)
- place into the hands or custody of (syn: give, hand, pass on, reach, turn over)
- travel past (syn: overhaul, overtake)
- come to pass (syn: come about, fall out, go on, hap, happen, occur, pass off)
- go unchallenged; be approved (syn: clear)
- use up a period of time in a specific way (syn: spend)
- pass over, across, or through (syn: draw, guide, run)
- transmit information (syn: communicate, pass on, put across)
- disappear gradually (syn: blow over, evanesce, fade, fleet, pass off)
- go successfully through a test or a selection process
- be superior or better than some standard (syn: exceed, overstep, top, transcend)
- accept or judge as acceptable
- allow to go without comment or censure
- transfer to another; of rights or property
- pass into a specified state or condition (syn: lapse, sink)
- throw (a ball) to another player
- be inherited by (syn: devolve, fall, return)
- cause to pass
- grant authorization or clearance for (syn: authorise, authorize, clear)
- pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life (syn: choke, conk, croak, decease, die, exit, expire, go, pass away, perish, pop off)
- eliminate from the body (syn: eliminate, excrete)
The boat was too tall to pass beneath the bridge.
A flock of geese were passing overhead.
They pass the library every morning on their way to school.
The ships passed each other in the night.
We passed each other in the hallway without looking up.
She passed two other runners just before the finish line.
He passed the slower cars on the highway.
The drug passes quickly into the bloodstream.
In a solar eclipse, the moon passes between the sun and the Earth.
The airplane passed out of sight.
Things have come to a pretty pass.
The soldier had a weekend pass.
The guard allowed the visitor to pass.
She passed close by me without a sign of recognition.
I've never passed the spot without thinking of her.
pass by — move past
pass off — be accepted as something or somebody in a false character or identity
pass on — place into the hands or custody of
pass out — pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain
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present participle: passing
past tense: passed
past participle: passed