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pass (verb)
intransitive verb
1.
- move proceed go
2.
a) to go away - depart
b) - die often used with on
3.
a) to move in a path so as to approach and continue beyond something move past , especially to move past another vehicle going in the same direction
b) to run the normal course - used of time or a period of time the hours pass quickly
4.
a) to go or make one's way through - allow no one to pass
b) to go uncensured, unchallenged, or seemingly unnoticed - let the remark pass
5.
to go from one quality, state, or form to another - passes from a liquid to a gaseous state
6.
a) to sit in inquest or judgment
b) (1) to render a decision, verdict, or opinion - the court passed on the legality of wiretapping
(2) to become legally rendered - judgment passed for the plaintiff
7.
to go from the control, ownership, or possession of one person or group to that of another - the throne passed to the king's son title passes to the buyer upon payment in full
8.
a) - happen occur
b) to take place or be exchanged as or in a social, personal, or business interaction - words passed
9.
a) to become approved by a legislature or body empowered to sanction or reject - the proposal passed
b) to undergo an inspection, test, or course of study successfully
10.
a) to serve as a medium of exchange
b) to be accepted or regarded - drivel that passes for literature
c) to identify oneself or be identified as something one is not - tried to pass as an adult Mom could pass as my sister
11.
a) obsolete to make a pass in fencing
b) to throw or hit a ball or puck to a teammate - often used with off
12.
a) (1) to decline to bid, double, or redouble in a card game
(2) to withdraw from the current poker pot
transitive verb
b) to let something go by without accepting or taking advantage of it - often used with on passed on the cheesecake thanks for the offer, but I'll pass
1.
to go beyond as
a) - surpass exceed passes all expectations
b) to advance or develop beyond
c) to go past (one moving in the same direction)
2.
a) to go by proceed or extend beyond - pass the school on their way to work
b) (1) obsolete - neglect omit
(2) to omit a regularly scheduled declaration and payment of (a dividend)
3.
a) to go across, over, or through - cross
b) to live through (as an experience or peril) - undergo
c) to go through (as a test) successfully
4.
a) to secure the approval of - the bill passed the Senate
b) to cause or permit to win approval or legal or official sanction - pass a law
c) to give approval or a grade to - passing pass the students
5.
a) to let (as time or a period of time) go by especially while involved in a leisure activity - I'll read to pass the time
b) to let go unnoticed - overlook disregard
6.
a) - pledge
b) to transfer the right to or property in - pass title to a house
7.
a) to put in circulation - pass bad checks
b) (1) to transfer or transmit from one to another - pass the salt passing the savings on to customers
(2) to relay or communicate (as information) to another
c) to cause or enable to go - transport
d) to throw or hit (a ball or puck) especially to a teammate
8.
a) to pronounce (as a sentence or opinion) especially judicially
b) - utter passed a cutting remark
9.
a) to cause or permit to go past or through a barrier
b) to move or cause to move in a particular manner or direction - passed my hand over my face pass the rope through the loop
c) to cause to march or go by in order - pass the troops in review
10.
to emit or discharge from a bodily part and especially the bowels
11.
a) to give a base on balls to
b) to hit a ball past (an opponent) in a game (as tennis)
pass (noun)
1.
a means (as an opening, road, or channel) by which a barrier may be or access to a place may be gained - passed , especially a low place in a mountain range
2.
a position to be held usually against odds
pass (noun)
1.
- realization brought his dream to pass
2.
the act or an instance of - passing passage
3.
a usually distressing or bad state of affairs - what has brought you to such a pass?
4.
a) a written permission to move about freely in a place or to leave or enter it
b) a written leave of absence from a military post or station for a brief period
c) a permit or ticket allowing free transportation or free admission
5.
archaic a thrust or lunge in fencing
6.
a) a transference of objects by sleight of hand or other deceptive means
b) a moving of the hands over or along something
7.
archaic an ingenious sally (as of wit)
8.
the passing of an examination or course of study , also the mark or certification of such passing
9.
a single complete mechanical operation , also a single complete cycle of operations (as for processing, manufacturing, or printing)
10.
a) (1) a transfer of a ball or a puck from one player to another on the same team
(2) a ball or puck so transferred
b) - passing shot
11.
- base on balls
12.
an election not to bid, bet, or draw an additional card in a card game
13.
a throw of dice in the game of craps that wins the bet for the shooter - compare crap 2 missout
14.
a single or movement (as of an airplane) over a place or toward a target - passage
15.
a) - effort try
b) a sexually inviting gesture or approach
16.
- pase
pass (abbreviation)
- passenger
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
pass (noun)
1.
a narrow opening between hillsides or mountains that can be used for passage
SYNONIMS:
col, couloir, defile, flume, gap, gill, gorge, gulch, gulf, kloof, linn, notch, pass, ravine, saddle
RELATED WORDS:
abyss, chasm, cirque, cleft, crevasse, crevice, cwm [], fissure; combe ( coombe coomb) [], dale, dell, glen, hollow, shut-in, vale, valley; basin, floodplain, kettle; arroyo, barranca ( barranco), coulee, draw, gully ( gulley), gutter, nullah, trench, trough, wadi, wash []
pass (noun)
2.
a passage cleared for public vehicular travel
SYNONIMS:
arterial, artery, avenue, boulevard, carriageway, drag, drive, expressway, freeway, high road, highway, pass, pike, road, roadway, route, row, street, thoroughfare, thruway, trace, turnpike
RELATED WORDS:
causeway; autobahn, autoroute, autostrada, dual carriageway [], interstate, motorway [], superhighway; beltway, bypass, parkway, ring road []; corniche, switchback; through street; high street [], Main Street; backstreet, branch, bystreet, byway, crossroad, secondary road, shunpike, side road, side street; alley, alleyway; circle, lane, laneway [], mews [], place; close [], cul-de-sac, dead end; corridor; track, trail
pass (noun)
1.
a small sheet of plastic, paper, or paperboard showing that the bearer has a claim to something (as admittance)
SYNONIMS:
check, coupon, pass, pasteboard
RELATED WORDS:
certificate, note, token, voucher
pass (noun)
2.
an effort to do or accomplish something
SYNONIMS:
assay, bash, bid, crack, endeavor, essay, fling, go, offer, pass, shot, stab, trial, try, whack, whirl
RELATED WORDS:
striving, struggle, throes, undertaking; trial and error
pass (noun)
3.
the state of being actual or complete
SYNONIMS:
accomplishment, achievement, actuality, actualization, attainment, consummation, fulfillment ( fulfilment), pass, realization
RELATED WORDS:
success, triumph
NEAR ANTONYMS:
defeat, failure, fizzle, nonsuccess
naught ( nought), nonfulfillment
pass (verb)
1.
to shift possession of (something) from one person to another
SYNONIMS:
buck, hand, hand over, reach, transfer
RELATED WORDS:
relay; bear, carry; finger, handle, paw; cede, deliver, give, give up, release, relinquish, render, surrender, turn over, yield
pass (verb)
2.
to come to an end
SYNONIMS:
break off, break up, close, conclude, dead-end, determine, die, discontinue, elapse, end, expire, finish, go, halt, lapse, leave off, let up, pass, quit, stop, terminate, wind up, wink (out)
RELATED WORDS:
desist (from), lay off (of), refrain (from); give over [], knock off, pack (up in); break down, conk (out), cut out, stall; pause, stay, suspend; abate, peter (out), wind down
NEAR ANTONYMS:
draw out, extend, prolong, protract
continue, hang on, persist
pass (verb)
3.
to put (something) into the possession or safekeeping of another
SYNONIMS:
commend, commit, confide, consign, delegate, deliver, entrust ( intrust), give over, hand, hand over, leave, pass, recommend, repose, transfer, transmit, trust, turn over, vest
RELATED WORDS:
confer, grant; assign, deal (out), dispense, disperse, distribute, divide; hand in, release, relinquish, submit, surrender, turn in, yield; bequeath, hand down, hand on, will; advance, lend, loan; furnish, supply; recommit, redeliver, regive, retransfer, retransmit
NEAR ANTONYMS:
detain, hold back, reserve, withhold; own, possess; accept, receive, take in; occupy, take, take over
hold, keep, retain
pass (verb)
4.
to put into effect through legislative or authoritative action
SYNONIMS:
constitute, lay down, legislate, make, ordain, pass
RELATED WORDS:
reenact, repass; bring about, effect; allow, authorize, permit, sanction; decree, dictate, proclaim; administer, execute; approve, confirm, ratify
NEAR ANTONYMS:
abolish, abrogate, annul, cancel, invalidate, kill, nullify; overturn, reverse, void
repeal, rescind, revoke
pass (verb)
5.
to take place
SYNONIMS:
be, befall, betide, chance, come, come about, come down, come off, cook, do, go down, go on, hap, occur, pass, transpire
RELATED WORDS:
break, develop, rise, shape (up); arise, come up, crop (up), materialize, spring (up); intervene; fall out, follow, result, turn out; go off, proceed
pass (verb)
6.
to come to a knowledge of (something) by living through it
SYNONIMS:
endure, feel, have, know, pass, see, suffer, sustain, taste, undergo, witness
RELATED WORDS:
encounter, meet; accept, receive; assimilate, digest
pass (verb)
7.
to express (a thought or emotion) in words
SYNONIMS:
articulate, bring out, enunciate, pass, speak, state, talk, tell, utter, verbalize, vocalize
RELATED WORDS:
air, discuss, give, look, share, sound, vent, ventilate, voice; blabber, bolt, blurt, get off, shoot; advertise, announce, blaze, broadcast, declare, post, proclaim, promulgate, publicize, publish; affirm, allege, assert, aver, avouch, avow; breathe, chirp, drawl, gasp, lip, mouth, murmur, purr, shout, splutter, spout, whisper; clothe, couch, formulate, formulize, phrase, put, word; comment, pipe up (with), remark; rip (out), snarl
NEAR ANTONYMS:
stifle, suppress
pass (verb)
8.
to show unwillingness to accept, do, engage in, or agree to
SYNONIMS:
balk (at), deselect, disapprove, negative, nix, pass, pass up, refuse, reject, reprobate, repudiate, spurn, throw out, throw over, turn down
RELATED WORDS:
blow off, disdain, rebuff, scorn, scout, shoot down; overrule, veto; forbid, prohibit, proscribe; dismiss, ignore; abstain (from), forbear, refrain (from); deny, disavow, disclaim, dispute, gainsay; stick; abjure, forswear ( foreswear), recant, renounce, retract, take back, unsay, withdraw; avoid, bypass, detour; contradict, deny, disown, negate; controvert, disagree (with), disprove, dispute, rebut, refute; back down, back off, backtrack; disallow, recall, renege, revoke
NEAR ANTONYMS:
condone, countenance, swallow, tolerate; adopt, embrace, receive, take, welcome; accede, acquiesce, agree, assent, consent; choose, handpick, select; espouse, support
accept, agree (to), approve
pass (verb)
9.
to withstand scrutiny and gain acceptance or approval
SYNONIMS:
fly, hold up, pass, stand up
RELATED WORDS:
get through, go down, go over, go through, play, take, work
pass (verb)
to present a false appearance of
SYNONIMS:
act, affect, assume, bluff, counterfeit, dissemble, fake, pass (for), pretend, profess, put on, sham, simulate
RELATED WORDS:
dissimulate, impersonate, let on, masquerade, play, playact, pose; forge, imitate; camouflage, conceal, disguise, mask; feint; malinger
pass (verb)
to stop living
SYNONIMS:
check out, conk (out), croak, decease, demise, depart, drop, end, exit, expire, fall, flatline, go, kick in, kick off, pass (on), pass away, part, peg out, perish, pop off, step out, succumb
RELATED WORDS:
predecease; consume, disappear, dry up, fade, fail
NEAR ANTONYMS:
come to, revive; linger; be, exist, subsist; flourish, prosper, thrive
breathe, live
pass (verb)
to make one's way through, across, or over
SYNONIMS:
course, cover, cross, cut (across), follow, go, navigate, pass (over), perambulate, peregrinate, proceed (along), track, transit, travel
RELATED WORDS:
hike, traipse, tramp, tread, walk; ride, run; crisscross
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