[[t]pæs, pɑs[/t]]
v. t.
1) to move past; go by:
to pass a car on the road[/ex]
2) to let go without notice, action, etc.; disregard
3) to cause or allow to go through a barrier, obstacle, etc.:
The guard passed the visitor[/ex]
4) to go across or over (a stream, threshold, etc.); cross
5) to endure or undergo
6) to undergo or complete successfully:
to pass an examination[/ex]
7) to cause or permit (a person) to complete an examination, course of study, etc., successfully
8) to go beyond (a point, degree, stage, etc.); surpass
9) to cause to go or move onward:
to pass a rope through a hole[/ex]
10) to cause to go or march by:
to pass troops in review[/ex]
11) to allow to elapse or slip by; spend:
How did you pass the time?[/ex]
12) to cause to circulate or spread:
to pass rumors[/ex]
13) to cause to be accepted or received:
to pass bad checks[/ex]
14) to convey from one person to another
15) to discharge or void from the body
16) to sanction or approve, esp. by vote:
Congress passed the bill[/ex]
17) to obtain the approval or sanction of:
The bill passed the Senate[/ex]
18) to express; pronounce:
to pass judgment[/ex]
19) to omit the usual or regular payment of (a dividend)
20) spo to make a passing shot against (an opponent in tennis)
21) spo to transfer (a ball or puck) to a teammate
22) (in feats of magic) to perform a pass on
23) to pledge
24) to go or move onward; proceed
25) to come to or toward, then go beyond:
to pass through town[/ex]
26) to go away; depart:
The feeling will pass[/ex]
27) to elapse:
The day passed quickly[/ex]
28) to come to an end:
The crisis soon passed[/ex]
29) to die (often fol. by away or on)
30) to take place; happen; occur
31) to go by or move past
32) to go about or circulate
33) to serve as a marginally acceptable substitute:
The copy isn't very good but it will pass[/ex]
34) to live or be known as a member of a racial or ethnic group other than one's own, esp. to live and be known as a white person though having some black ancestry
35) to be transferred:
The crown passed to the king's nephew[/ex]
36) to be interchanged:
Sharp words passed between them[/ex]
37) to undergo transition or conversion:
to pass from a solid to a liquid state[/ex]
38) to go or get through a barrier, test, etc., successfully
39) to go unheeded or unchallenged:
I let the insult pass[/ex]
40) to express or pronounce an opinion or judgment:
Will you pass on the authenticity of this drawing?[/ex]
41) to be voided, as excrement or a kidney stone
42) to obtain the approval or sanction of a legislative body, committee, or the like
43) spo to make a pass, as in football or ice hockey
44) gam Cards.
a) to forgo one's opportunity to bid
b) to throw in one's hand
45) spo (in fencing) to thrust
46) phv pass for, to be accepted as; be considered:
material that passed for silk[/ex]
47) phv pass off
a) to present, offer, or sell by fraud or deceit
b) to cause to be accepted under a false identity:
He passed himself off as a doctor[/ex]
c) to continue to completion; occur:
The meeting passed off without incident[/ex]
48) phv pass out, to faint
49) phv pass over
to disregard; ignore
50) phv pass up, to refuse or neglect to take advantage of, as an opportunity
51) an act of passing
52) a narrow route across a low notch or depression in a mountain barrier
53) geo a road, channel, or other means of passage, as through an obstructed region
54) a permission or license to pass, go, come, or enter
55) mil written permission given a soldier to be absent briefly from a station
56) a free ticket or permit
57) a particular stage or state of affairs:
The situation came to a dreadful pass[/ex]
58) a single movement, effort, etc.:
We made a pass at the enemy airfield[/ex]
59) inf a gesture, action, or remark that is intended to be sexually inviting:
He made a pass at her[/ex]
60) a jab with the arm, esp. one that misses its mark
61) spo the transfer of a ball or puck from one teammate to another
62) spo
walk 30)
63) gam Cards. the act or statement of not bidding or raising another bid
64) (in feats of magic)
a) a passing of the hand over, along, or before anything
b) the transference or changing of objects by or as if by sleight of hand; a manipulation
65) spo
66) a thrust or lunge made in fencing
Etymology: 1175–1225; ME < OF passer < VL *passāre, der. of L passus step, pace I

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