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To move across or through a given point
“The larger boats are unable to pass under the low bridges.”
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To get ahead of
“I would deliberately slow down to allow the impatient driver behind me to pass.”
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To go beyond the limits of
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“As you too pass the threshold of fifty, you may discover that it is a moment in your life to celebrate a new beginning.”
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(of a candidate) To be successful in (an examination, test, or course)
“I have to study hard to make sure that I pass this exam.”
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To give or hand over
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“Please pass this information on to anyone you know who may be interested.”
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To distribute among a group
“He tried to pass candy out to his students in a class, but they became disruptive and rushed toward him.”
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To be transferred from one person or place to another, especially by inheritance
“His mother's estate would pass to him following her death.”
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To draw to a close
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“Many of these conditions are mild and will pass quickly without treatment.”
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To come to the end of one's life
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“My grandfather would sadly pass after a long struggle with illness.”
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To enact or establish legally or legislatively
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“Both the House and the Senate would pass the proposals.”
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To pronounce (a judgement or judicial sentence)
“On that day, the Crown invited the court to proceed to pass sentence on both defendants.”
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To decide not to do something
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“I'm afraid we'll have to pass on your invitation due to our other commitments.”
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(of an action or remark) To happen
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“At some stage, something would pass between them, making them increasingly wary of each other.”
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(of an action or remark) To be accepted without scrutiny
“She was never going to let that ridiculous comment pass without a rebuttal.”
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(of time) To elapse
“Time seems to pass so fast when you're having fun. And now it's just another manic Monday.”
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To spend or use up (a period of time)
“The villagers pass the long winter nights by listening to stories.”
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(sport) To kick, hit, or throw (the ball) to another player
“The coach would pair off players and have them pass the ball back and forth.”
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To live through an experience
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“Fresh out of college, he is yet to pass the trials and turmoils of jobseeking.”
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To express in words to someone
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“I have a message to pass to you. The German says to wait here.”
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To secrete or exude through a (small) opening
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“It also removes ultra filter particles such as micro organisms that are too large to pass from the pores of the membrane.”
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To rid oneself of bodily waste
“Let me know if you experience any pain when you pass stool.”
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To move or proceed further along a path or course
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To move or proceed upon some course or way
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To accept as satisfactory or conforming to the required standards or rules
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To overcome or prevail over, especially a difficulty or obstacle
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To declare loudly, openly or publicly
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To pass a length of something through an opening
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To direct or guide along a pathway
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To surpass something that is in the way
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To segue or transition (seamlessly) into another topic or event
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To move somewhere in a slow and steady way
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To cross or break through a barrier, especially by force
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To turn, move or face in another direction
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To pass or change (gradually) from one level into another
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To move or traverse across
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To be successful or worthy of merit
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To return to a former or less developed state
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Go to be with the Lord
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To move about or around quickly and randomly
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To clear or disappear (gradually), especially of something undesirable
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To be suitable or acceptable
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To carry out a role or penalty
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Spread gradually through an area or group of people
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To have completed a course studied at an educational institution
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To be able to stand up to scrutiny
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(distance oneself from) To get a sizable lead in a contest
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To transfer oneself to another place, especially in the company of others
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To pass the age or time of
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To ignore or disregard (something)
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To carry or transport, usually from one place to another
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To move continuously or freely through a space, area or population
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To be liberated or freed from (something)
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To move somewhere quietly or surreptitiously
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To range or occur within a continuous spectrum
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To remain in existence, or in the same state, indefinitely or for an extended period
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Become one of
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To refrain from doing something
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Manage to do something foolish or create an undesirable situation
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To come safely through a precarious situation
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To move materials with a shovel