pass

[[t]pɑ͟ːs, pæ̱s[/t]]
passes, passing, passed
1) VERB To pass someone or something means to go past them without stopping.

[V n] As she passed the library door, the telephone began to ring...

Jane stood aside to let her pass...

[V-ing] I sat in the garden and watched the passing cars.

2) VERB When someone or something passes in a particular direction, they move in that direction.

[V prep/adv] He passed through the doorway into Ward B...

[V prep/adv] He passed down the tunnel...

[V prep/adv] The car passed over the body twice, once backward and then forward.

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3) VERB If something such as a road or pipe passes along a particular route, it goes along that route.

[V prep/adv] After going over the Col de Vars, the route passes through St-Paul-sur-Ubaye...

[V n] The road passes a farmyard.

4) VERB If you pass something through, over, or round something else, you move or push it through, over, or round that thing.

[V n prep/adv] She passed the needle through the rough cloth, back and forth...

[V n prep/adv] `I don't understand,' the Inspector mumbled, passing a hand through his hair...

[V n prep/adv] He passed a hand wearily over his eyes.

5) VERB If you pass something to someone, you take it in your hand and give it to them.

[V n to n] Ken passed the books to Sergeant Parrott...

[V n n] Pass me that bottle.

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6) V-ERG If something passes or is passed from one person to another, the second person then has it instead of the first.

[V to n] His mother's small estate had passed to him after her death...

[be V-ed to n] These powers were eventually passed to municipalities.

[be V-ed from n to n] ...a genetic trait, which can be passed from one generation to the next.

7) VERB If you pass information to someone, you give it to them because it concerns them.

[V n to n] Officials failed to pass vital information to their superiors...

[V n to n] He passed the letters to the Department of Trade and Industry.

Pass on means the same as pass.

V n P I do not know what to do with the information if I cannot pass it on... V P n (not pron) to n From time to time he passed on confidential information to him... Also V n P to n V P n (not pron) He has written a note asking me to pass on his thanks.

8) VERB If you pass the ball to someone in your team in a game such as soccer, basketball, hockey, or rugby, you kick, hit, or throw it to them.

[V n adv/prep] Your partner should then pass the ball back to you...

[V prep/adv] Dodd passed back to Flowers.

N-COUNT
Pass is also a noun.

Hirst rolled a short pass to Merson.

9) VERB When a period of time passes, it happens and finishes.

He couldn't imagine why he had let so much time pass without contacting her...

As the years passed he felt trapped by certain realities of marriage...

Several minutes passed before the girls were noticed.

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10) VERB If you pass a period of time in a particular way, you spend it in that way.

[V n -ing/adv] The children passed the time playing in the streets...

[V n] To pass the time they sang songs and played cards.

11) VERB If you pass through a stage of development or a period of time, you experience it.

[V through n] The country was passing through a grave crisis...

[V through n] `Have you ever been at all religious?' - `No. I never passed through that phase.'

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12) VERB If an amount passes a particular total or level, it becomes greater than that total or level.

[V n] They became the first company in their field to pass the ₤2 billion turn-over mark.

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13) VERB If someone or something passes a test, they are considered to be of an acceptable standard.

[V n] Kevin has just passed his driving test.

[V n] ...new drugs which have passed early tests to show that they are safe...

I didn't pass.

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14) N-COUNT A pass in an examination, test, or course is a successful result in it.

An A-level pass in Biology is preferred for all courses...

Passes are graded from `A' down to `E'.

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15) VERB If someone in authority passes a person or thing, they declare that they are of an acceptable standard or have reached an acceptable standard.

[V n] Several popular beaches were found unfit for bathing although the government passed them last year...

[V n adj] The medical board would not pass him fit for General Service.

16) VERB When people in authority pass a new law or a proposal, they formally agree to it or approve it.

[V n] The Estonian parliament has passed a resolution declaring the republic fully independent...

[V n] Race Relations Acts were passed in 1968 and 1976.

17) VERB When a judge passes sentence on someone, he or she says what their punishment will be.

[V n] Passing sentence, the judge said it all had the appearance of a con trick...

[V n] Before sentence was passed, Mr Mills escaped from jail.

18) VERB If you pass comment or pass a comment, you say something.

[V n] I don't really know so I could not pass comment on that...

[V n] We passed a few remarks about the weather.

19) VERB If something passes without comment, or passes unnoticed, nobody comments on it, reacts to it, or notices it.

[V without n] This practice embarrassed Luther, but he let it pass without comment...

[V adj] The cocktails were so sweet that the strength of them might pass unnoticed until it was too late.

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20) VERB If someone or something passes for or passes as something that they are not, they are accepted as that thing or mistaken for that thing.

[V for/as n] Children's toy guns now look so realistic that they can often pass for the real thing...

[V for/as n] It is doubtful whether Ted, even with his fluent French, passed for one of the locals.

[V for/as n] ...a woman passing as a man.

21) VERB If someone makes you an offer or asks you a question and you say that you will pass on it, you mean that you do not want to accept or answer it now. [INFORMAL]

[V on n] I think I'll pass on the hiking next time...

`You can join us if you like.' Brad shook his head. `I'll pass, thanks.'

22) VERB If someone passes water or passes urine, they urinate.

[V n] A sensitive bladder can make you feel the need to pass water frequently.

23) N-COUNT A pass is a document that allows you to do something.

I got myself a pass into the barracks...

Malaysian Railways has a rail pass for foreign visitors: 10 days' unlimited travel costs around ₤53.

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24) N-COUNT: oft in names after n A pass is a narrow path or route between mountains.

The monastery is in a remote mountain pass.

25) See also passing
26) PHRASE: V inflects, usu PHR at n If someone makes a pass at you, they try to begin a romantic or sexual relationship with you. [INFORMAL]

Nancy wasn't sure if Dirk was making a pass at her.

27) to pass the bucksee buck
to pass judgementsee judgement
to pass the time of daysee time
Phrasal Verbs:

English dictionary. 2008.

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