pass meaning

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pass verb
1. (travel) go across or through
  • "We passed the point where the police car had parked"
  • "A terrible thought went through his mind"
2. (transfer) place into the hands or custody of
Related: hand, reach, pass_on, turn_over, give
  • "hand me the spoon, please"
  • "Turn the files over to me, please"
  • "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers"
3. (advance) travel past
Related: overtake, overhaul
  • "The sports car passed all the trucks"
4. (succeed) go unchallenged; be approved
Related: clear
  • "The bill cleared the House"
5. (succeed) go successfully through a test or a selection process
Related: make_it
Antonyms: fail
  • "She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now"
6. (evaluate) accept or judge as acceptable
Antonyms: fail
  • "The teacher passed the student although he was weak"
7. (let) allow to go without comment or censure
  • "the insult passed as if unnoticed"
8. (change) transfer to another; of rights or property
  • "Our house passed under his official control"
9. (throw) throw (a ball) to another player
  • "Smith passed"
10. cause to pass
Related: make_pass
  • "She passed around the plates"
pass noun
1. (leave) (military) a written leave of absence
  • "he had a pass for three days"
2. (football_play) (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate
Related: passing_play, passing_game, passing
  • "the coach sent in a passing play on third and long"
3. (location) the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks
Related: mountain_pass, notch
  • "we got through the pass before it started to snow"
4. (permission) any authorization to pass or go somewhere
Related: passport
  • "the pass to visit had a strict time limit"
5. (permission) a document indicating permission to do something without restrictions
Related: laissez_passer
  • "the media representatives had special passes"
6. (flight) a flight or run by an aircraft over a target
  • "the plane turned to make a second pass"
7. (situation) a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs
Related: strait, straits
8. (juncture) a difficult juncture
Related: head, straits
  • "a pretty pass"
  • "matters came to a head yesterday"
9. (cycle) one complete cycle of operations (as by a computer)
  • "it was not possible to complete the computation in a single pass"
10. (license) a permit to enter or leave a military installation
Related: liberty_chit
  • "he had to show his pass in order to get out"
11. (ticket) a complimentary ticket
  • "the star got passes for his family"
12. (throw) (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team
Related: toss, flip
  • "the pass was fumbled"
die verb
1. (change_state) pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
Related: decease, perish, go, exit, pass_away, expire, pass, kick_the_bucket, cash_in_one's_chips, buy_the_farm, conk, give-up_the_ghost, drop_dead, pop_off, choke, croak, snuff_it
Antonyms: be_born
  • "She died from cancer"
  • "The children perished in the fire"
  • "The patient went peacefully"
  • "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"
run verb
1. (be) stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point
Related: go, pass, lead, extend
  • "Service runs all the way to Cranbury"
  • "His knowledge doesn't go very far"
  • "My memory extends back to my fourth year of life"
  • "The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets"
happen verb
1. come to pass
Related: hap, go_on, pass_off, occur, pass, fall_out, come_about, take_place
  • "What is happening?"
  • "The meeting took place off without an incidence"
  • "Nothing occurred that seemed important"
fall verb
1. (change_hands) be inherited by
Related: return, pass, devolve
  • "The estate fell to my sister"
  • "The land returned to the family"
  • "The estate devolved to an heir that everybody had assumed to be dead"
guide verb
1. (wipe) pass over, across, or through
Related: run, draw, pass
  • "He ran his eyes over her body"
  • "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"
  • "He drew her hair through his fingers"
passing noun
1. (success) success in satisfying a test or requirement
Related: pass, qualifying
Antonyms: failing
  • "his future depended on his passing that test"
  • "he got a pass in introductory chemistry"
spend verb
1. use up a period of time in a specific way
Related: pass
  • "how are you spending your summer vacation?"
exceed verb
1. (excel) be superior or better than some standard
Related: transcend, overstep, pass, go_past, top
  • "She exceeded our expectations"
  • "She topped her performance of last year"
communicate verb
1. (convey) transmit information
Related: pass_on, pass, pass_along, put_across
  • "Please communicate this message to all employees"
  • "pass along the good news"
sink verb
1. (move) pass into a specified state or condition
Related: pass, lapse
  • "He sank into nirvana"
crack noun
1. (attempt) a usually brief attempt
Related: fling, go, pass, whirl, offer
  • "he took a crack at it"
  • "I gave it a whirl"
authorize verb
1. (permit) grant authorization or clearance for
Related: authorise, pass, clear
  • "Clear the manuscript for publication"
  • "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"
bye noun
1. (concession) an automatic advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent
Related: pass
  • "he had a bye in the first round"
excrete verb
1. (exhaust) eliminate from the body
Related: egest, eliminate, pass
  • "Pass a kidney stone"
legislate verb
1. (ordain) make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation
Related: pass
  • "They passed the amendment"
  • "We cannot legislate how people spend their free time"
travel_by verb
1. (travel) move past
Related: pass_by, surpass, go_past, go_by, pass
  • "A black limousine passed by when she looked out the window"
  • "He passed his professor in the hall"
  • "One line of soldiers surpassed the other"
elapse verb
  • "three years elapsed"
evanesce verb
1. (disappear) disappear gradually
Related: fade, blow_over, pass_off, fleet, pass
  • "The pain eventually passed off"
passing(a) adjective
1. of advancing the ball by throwing it
Related: pass
Antonyms: running(a)
  • "a team with a good passing attack"
  • "a pass play"
base_on_balls noun
1. (accomplishment) (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls
Related: walk, pass
  • "he worked the pitcher for a base on balls"
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