|1.||[ verb ] go across or through|
"We passed the point where the police car had parked" "A terrible thought went through his mind"
|Related terms:||travel traverse transit make_one's_way make break_through infiltrate fumble transgress cycle run crash cut squeak_by muscle negociate lock traverse transit jump|
|2.||[ verb ] pass by|
|Synonyms:||pass_by go_by go_past surpass travel_by|
"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"
|Related terms:||travel fly_by zip_by skirt run_by passerby|
|3.||[ verb ] (law) make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation|
"They passed the amendment" "We cannot legislate how people's spend their free time"
|Related terms:||ordain legislator enactment legislation|
|4.||[ verb ] pass by, as of time|
|Synonyms:||go_by elapse go_along slip_away glide_by slide_by slip_by lapse|
|Related terms:||advance fly lapse|
|5.||[ verb ] place into the hands or custody of|
|Synonyms:||hand give turn_over pass_on reach|
"hand me the spoon, please" "Turn the files over to me, please" "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers"
|Related terms:||transfer give release entrust hand_over entrust deal slip impart communicate hand_over give_away relegate pass_on hand_down hand passage|
|6.||[ verb ] be a forerunner of or occur earlier than, as in|
|Synonyms:||happen take_place go_on come_about anticipate pass_off fall_out hap occur|
: "This composition anticipates Impressionism"
|Related terms:||happen come happen work turn_out proceed happen arise recur concur develop befall fall fall chance go_off anticipate intervene break give transpire supervene break come_around synchronize happening hap|
|7.||[ verb ] travel past, as of a vehicle|
"The sports car passed all the trucks" "
|Related terms:||advance get_by clear passing|
|8.||[ verb ] stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point|
|Synonyms:||run extend lead go|
"Service runs all the way to Cranbury" "His knowledge doesn't go very far" "My memory extends back to my fourth year of life"
|Related terms:||be come go_far radiate reach line range|
|9.||[ verb ] come to pass|
|Synonyms:||happen occur take_place go_on come_about pass_off hap|
"What is happening?" "The meeting took place off without an incidence" "Nothing occurred that seemed important"
|Related terms:||come anticipate happen work turn_out proceed happen arise recur concur develop befall fall fall chance go_off synchronize break give supervene come_around transpire break|
|10.||[ noun ] (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls|
"he worked the pitcher for a base on balls"
|Related terms:||accomplishment baseball|
|11.||[ verb ] go unchallenged; be approved|
"The bill cleared the House"
|Related terms:||succeed clear|
|12.||[ noun ] (military) a written leave of absence|
"he had a pass for three days"
|Related terms:||leave military|
|13.||[ verb ] transmit information|
|Synonyms:||communicate put_across pass_on|
"Please communicate this message to all employees"
|Related terms:||convey request reveal acknowledge relay render get_across carry message message send_a_message plant communication communication communicator|
|14.||[ verb ] disappear gradually; as of emotions, for example|
|Synonyms:||fade pass_off blow_over fleet evanesce|
"The pain eventually passed off"
|Related terms:||disappear passing|
|15.||[ verb ] pass in a specific way; as of time|
"How are you spending your summer vacation?"
|Related terms:||lead serve vacation winter put_in while_away misspend christmas weekend piddle sojourn sunday summer soldier|
|16.||[ verb ] guide or pass over something;|
|Synonyms:||run draw guide|
"He ran his eyes over her body" "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine" "He drew her hair through his fingers"
|Related terms:||rub thread thread wipe circulate go_around string run|
|17.||[ verb ] go successfully through a test or a selection process|
: "She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now"
|Related terms:||fail succeed breeze_through passer|
|18.||[ noun ] (sport,american football) a football play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate|
|Synonyms:||passing passing_game passing_play|
"the coach sent in a passing play on third and long"
|Related terms:||football_play forward_pass lateral_pass spot_pass American_football|
|19.||[ verb ] allow to go without comment or censure|
: "the insult passed as if unnoticed"
|20.||[ verb ] accept or judge as acceptable|
"The teacher passed the student although he was weak"
|Related terms:||fail judge|
|21.||[ verb ] go beyond|
|Synonyms:||exceed top transcend go_past overstep|
"She exceeded out expectations" "She topped her performance of last year"
|Related terms:||excel acme transcendence exceedance|
|22.||[ noun ] a document indicating permission to do something without restrictions|
"the media representatives had special passes"
|Related terms:||permission ticket-of-leave hall_pass boarding_card|
|23.||[ noun ] (transportation) a flight or run by an aircraft over a target|
"the plane turned to make a second pass"
|24.||[ noun ] any authorization to pass or go somewhere|
"the pass to visit had a strict time limit"
|Related terms:||permission safe-conduct authorize|
|25.||[ verb ] transfer to another; of rights or property|
"Our house passed under his official control"
|26.||[ noun ] (geography) the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks|
"we got through the pass before it started to snow"
|Related terms:||location defile brenner_pass col saddleback khyber_pass Cumberland_Gap donner_pass range|
|27.||[ verb ] pass into a specified state or condition|
: "He sank into Nirvana"
|Related terms:||move passage|
|28.||[ verb ] throw (a ball) to another player|
|Related terms:||throw passer|
|29.||[ verb ] succeed at easily|
|Synonyms:||sweep_through make_it breeze_through pass_with_flying_colors sail_through ace nail|
"She sailed through her exams" "You will pass with flying colors" "She nailed her astrophysics course"
|Related terms:||fail succeed breeze_through ace|
|30.||[ verb ] eliminate from the body|
|Synonyms:||eliminate egest excrete|
"Pass a kidney stone"
|Related terms:||discharge sweat exude defecate vomit make evacuate urinate passage elimination|
|31.||[ noun ] (military,writing) a permit to enter or leave a military installation|
"he had to show his pass in order to get out"
|Related terms:||license military|
|32.||[ adjective ] (football) of advancing the ball by throwing it|
"a team with a good passing attack" "a pass play"
|Related terms:||running football|
|33.||[ verb ] grant authorization or clearance for|
|Synonyms:||authorize clear authorise|
"Clear the manuscript for publication" "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"
|Related terms:||permit approve entitle validate license declare sanction empower commission approbate certificate authority clearance authoriser authorization|
|34.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 6528|
|35.||[ verb ] (biology) pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life|
|Synonyms:||die perish pass_away go expire exit decease|
"She died from cancer" "They children perished in the fire" "The patient went peacefully"
|Related terms:||be_born change_state starve fall drown kick_the_bucket buy_it suffocate predecease suffocate succumb die_out die_out die_back die_down fail die death death death Death death death loss dead_person|
|36.||[ noun ] (law) you advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent|
"he had a bye in the first round"
|37.||[ noun ] (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team|
"the pass was fumbled"
|Related terms:||throw centering sport flip chuck flip|
|38.||[ verb ] cause to pass|
: "She passed around the plates"
|Related terms:||pass_through cycle run pass_off|
|39.||[ noun ] a difficult juncture|
"a pretty pass" "matters came to a head yesterday"
|40.||[ noun ] (computer science) one complete cycle of operations (as by a computer)|
"it was not possible to complete the computation in a single pass"
|Related terms:||cycle computer|
|41.||[ verb ] be inherited by|
|Synonyms:||return devolve fall|
"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"
|Related terms:||change_hands fall accrue|
|42.||[ verb ] be identified, regarded, accepted, or mistaken for someone or something else; as by denying one's own ancestry or background|
"He could pass as his twin brother" "She passed as a White woman even though her grandfather was Black"
|Related terms:||be passer|
|43.||[ noun ] a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs|
|Related terms:||situation situation desperate_straits|
|44.||[ noun ] (writing) a complementary (free) ticket|
"the start got passes for his family"
|45.||[ noun ] a usually brief attempt|
|Synonyms:||fling go whirl offer crack|
"he took a crack at it" "I gave it a whirl"
|46.||[ noun ] success in satisfying a test or requirement|
"his future depended on his passing that test" "he got a pass in introductory chemistry"
|Related terms:||failing success qualify|