[pɑːs] verb I
1) [I/T] to go past something
The procession slowly passed us.[/ex]
They stopped at the crossing, waiting for the train to pass.[/ex]
2) [I/T] to move, or to move something, in a particular direction or to a particular place or position
The railway line passes through Darlington, Newcastle, and Berwick.[/ex]
Two large birds passed over our heads.[/ex]
He passed his hand across his forehead.[/ex]
3) [I/T] to be successful in an examination or test, by achieving a satisfactory standard
Do you think you'll pass?[/ex]
She passed her driving test.[/ex]
4) [T] to officially decide that someone has been successful in an examination or test
The examiners passed only 40% of the candidates.[/ex]
5) [T] to put something into someone's hand or into a position where they can take it
Pass the salt, please.[/ex]
Could you pass me that newspaper?[/ex]
He passed the camera to her.[/ex]
6) [T] to make a law or proposal become official by voting to accept it
one of the worst laws ever passed[/ex]
7) [I] if time passes, it happens and comes to an end
The summer holidays passed quickly, as usual.[/ex]
8) [T] to spend time doing something
We passed the day swimming and lying in the sun.[/ex]
They watched videos to pass the time (= make it seem shorter).[/ex]
9) [I] to come to an end
I felt a sharp pain, but it soon passed.[/ex]
10) [I/T] to kick, hit, or throw the ball to another player in a sports team
He passed the ball to Scholes who shot wide of the goal.[/ex]
11) [T] to become more than a particular amount
The death toll has already passed 200.[/ex]
12) [I] to happen, or to be allowed to happen
Her mistake seemed to have passed unnoticed.[/ex]
The rest of the meeting passed without incident (= without anything unpleasant happening).[/ex]
Andrew was furious and wasn't going to let this one pass (= not react to something annoying).[/ex]
13) [T] to make a comment or give an opinion
He was asked for his opinion but refused to pass comment.[/ex]
14) [T] formal
to make something leave your body as a waste product
difficulty in passing water (= making liquid waste leave the body)[/ex]
15) [I] to stop being owned or controlled by one person and start being owned or controlled by another
The estate has passed from father to son for generations.[/ex]
pass (a) sentence (on sb) — to officially say in a court of law what a criminal's punishment will be[/ex]
- pass sth around
- pass as sb/sth
- pass away
- pass by (sth)
- pass sb by
- pass sth down
- pass for sb/sth
- pass sb/sth off as sth
- pass on
- pass sth on
- pass out
- pass sth round
- pass sth up
noun [C]
pass */[pɑːs]
1) an official document that gives you permission to enter a place or to use a particular form of transport without having to pay each time
You always have to show your pass before they'll let you in.[/ex]
2) a successful result in an examination or test
She got a pass in maths.[/ex]
3) a kick, hit, or throw of the ball to another player in your sports team
a perfect pass from Ince to Owen[/ex]
4) a path or road that goes through an area of mountains

Dictionary for writing and speaking English. 2014.

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