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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
“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
“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 rid 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 course
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To direct the attention of someone to
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To scatter or intersperse among other things
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To bestow legal or official authority to
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To direct or guide along a pathway
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To move somewhere in a slow and steady way
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To be able to stand up to scrutiny
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To move or traverse across
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Become one of
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To carry or transport, usually from one place to another
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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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(of an event or fact) To become apparent or to be revealed
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To find a way over or through (an obstacle or difficult route)
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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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(distance oneself from) To get a sizable lead in a contest
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Pass gradually from one level, especially a shade of colour, into another
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To give and receive reciprocally
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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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Do without
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To be liberated or freed from (something)
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To declare loudly, openly or publicly
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To move continuously or freely through a closed system or area
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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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To move to face in another direction
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Conceal or disguise one's true feelings or beliefs
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Refrain from drinking alcohol
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Manage to do something foolish or create an undesirable situation
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To burst, or cause to burst, due to internal pressure
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To come safely through a precarious situation
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To move materials with a shovel
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To speak or write in reaction to a question, or to another reaction
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To clear a check when due
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An act of moving or going through a given point
“Our pass through immigration and customs was generally uncomplicated.”
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A route over or through mountains
“She showed us some breathtaking pictures of the mountain pass.”
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A path cleared for passage or travel
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“Take the third pass on the left.”
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A legal or official authorization for entry
“Can I see your boarding pass, please?”
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An attempt or effort towards an endeavor
“With great perseverance, he decided to make yet another pass at the difficult bottle cap challenge.”
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The realization or fulfilment of a plan or project
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“Little did he know how prophetic that statement would be, or how soon it would come to pass.”
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A state of affairs, usually bad
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“But things have come to a pretty pass when people avoid their staple food.”
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An amorous proposition
“He liked to think of himself as a casanova and was constantly making a pass at any female who was even halfway attractive.”
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(sports) An act of kicking, hitting or throwing the ball to another player
“With great vision, he would set his teammate up for a goal with a perfect pass.”
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(fencing) An attempt to stab or strike an adversary
“When his opponent finally let his guard down, he knew that this was the perfect opportunity to land a push.”
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An act of refusal or avoidance
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Something that identifies a person
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An expression of unwillingness to accept or grant an offer or request
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An awkward, complex, or hazardous situation