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  Definition of pass
  1. success in satisfying a test or requirement; "his future depended on his passing that test"; "he got a pass in introductory chemistry"
  2. (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team; "the pass was fumbled"
  3. (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls; "he worked the pitcher for a base on balls"
  4. a flight or run by an aircraft over a target; "the plane turned to make a second pass"
  5. (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate; "the coach sent in a passing play on third and long"
  6. a usually brief attempt; "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl"
  7. a complementary (free) ticket; "the start got passes for his family"
  8. a permit to enter or leave a military installation; "he had to show his pass in order to get out"
  9. a document indicating permission to do something without restrictions; "the media representatives had special passes"
  10. any authorization to pass or go somewhere; "the pass to visit had a strict time limit"
  11. you advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent; "he had a bye in the first round"
  12. one complete cycle of operations (as by a computer); "it was not possible to complete the computation in a single pass"
  13. a difficult juncture; "a pretty pass"; "matters came to a head yesterday"
  14. 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"
  15. a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs
  16. (military) a written leave of absence; "he had a pass for three days"
  17. eliminate from the body; "Pass a kidney stone"
  18. come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important"
  19. pass from physical life and lose all all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "They children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"
  20. disappear gradually; "The pain eventually passed off"
  21. transmit information ; "Please communicate this message to all employees"
  22. grant authorization or clearance for; "Clear the manuscript for publication"; "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"
  23. guide or pass over something; "He ran his eyes over her body"; "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"; "He drew her hair through his fingers"
  24. pass into a specified state or condition; "He sank into Nirvana"
  25. travel past; "The sports car passed all the trucks"
  26. go across or through; "We passed the point where the police car had parked"; "A terrible thought went through his mind"
  27. pass 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"
  28. cause to pass; "She passed around the plates"
  29. pass by; "three years elapsed"
  30. transfer to another; of rights or property; "Our house passed under his official control"
  31. be inherited by; "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"
  32. place into the hands or custody of; "hand me the spoon, please"; "Turn the files over to me, please"; "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers"
  33. throw (a ball) to another player; "Smith passed"
  34. allow to go without comment or censure; "the insult passed as if unnoticed"
  35. make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation; "They passed the amendment"; "We cannot legislate how people''s spend their free time"
  36. go unchallenged; be approved; "The bill cleared the House"
  37. accept or judge as acceptable; "The teacher passed the student although he was weak"
  38. go successfully through a test or a selection process; "She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now"
  39. go beyond; "She exceeded our expectations"; "She topped her performance of last year"
  40. stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point; "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 ex
  41. pass (time) in a specific way; "How are you spending your summer vacation?"
  42. 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"
Similar Words: passing, qualifying, toss, flip, base on balls, walk, passing play, passing game, crack, fling, go, whirl, offer, liberty chit, laissez passer, passport, bye, head, straits, mountain pass, notch, strait, excrete, egest, eliminate, happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, fall out, come about, take place, die, decease, perish, exit, pass away, expire, evanesce, fade, blow over, fleet, communicate, pass on, put across, authorize, authorise, clear, guide, run, draw, sink, lapse, overtake, overhaul, go through, go across, travel by, pass by, surpass, go past, go by, make pass, elapse, slip by, glide by, slip away, slide by, go along, fall, return, devolve, hand, reach, turn over, give, legislate, make it, exceed, transcend, overstep, top, lead, extend, spend

 

See Also: die out, die off, die back, die down, wipe, pass over, circulate, circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, spread, diffuse, disperse, pass around, jump, skip, skip over, transit, pass through, pass across, traverse, track, cover, cross, get over, get across, cut through, cut across, give out, hand out, hand down, hand over, fork over, fork out, fork up, turn in, get in, deliver, render, relegate, pass on, submit, impart, leave, give, communicate, put across, reach, extend to, touch, line, run along

 

Hyponyms: centering, snap, forward pass, aerial, lateral pass, lateral, spot pass, boarding card, boarding pass, hall pass, ticket-of-leave, safe-conduct, safeguard, Brenner Pass, col, gap, Cumberland Gap, defile, gorge, Donner Pass, Khyber Pass, saddleback, saddle, desperate straits, dire straits, sweat, sudate, perspire, exude, exudate, transude, ooze out, ooze, make, urinate, piddle, puddle, micturate, pee, pee-pee, make water, relieve oneself, take a leak, spend a penny, wee, wee-wee, pass water, evacuate, void, empty, stool, defecate, take a crap, ca-ca, crap, vomit, vomit up, purge, cast, sick, cat, be sick, disgorge, regorge, retch, puke, barf, spew, spue, chuck, upchuck, honk, regurgitate, throw up, break, recrudesce, develop, arise, come up, intervene, transpire, give, operate, supervene, proceed, go, come, fall, anticipate, recur, repeat, go off, come off, go over, come around, roll around, happen, materialize, materialise, befall, bechance, betide, concur, coincide, chance, shine, strike, turn out, synchronize, synchronise, contemporize, contemporise, suffocate, stifle, asphyxiate, buy it, pip out, drown, kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm, conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff it, predecease, starve, famish, succumb, yield, plant, implant, send a message, relay, get across, put over, request, bespeak, call for, quest, acknowledge, receipt, carry, render, deliver, return, message, reveal, display, show, approbate, certificate, approve, O.K., okay, sanction, declare, license, licence, certify, commission, validate, formalize, formalise, rub, thread, get by, clear, top, break through, crack, squeak by, squeak through, transit, traverse, track, cover, cross, pass over, get over, cut through, cut across, infiltrate, pass through, run, pass across, cut, crash, muscle, transgress, trespass, overstep, negociate, lock, work, cycle, fumble, blunder, skirt, run by, fly by, zip by, whisk by, pass off, lead, fly, fell, vanish, light, slip, sneak, deal, hand over, fork over, fork out, fork up, turn in, get in, release, relinquish, resign, free, give up, entrust, intrust, trust, confide, commit, leave, breeze through, ace, pass with flying colors, sweep through, sail through, nail, radiate, ray, go far, go deep, soldier, sunday, christmas, put in, weekend, wanton, wanton away, piddle away, trifle, misspend, vacation, holiday, serve, do, while away, get through, sojourn, winter, summer

 

Grouped Verbs: die, fail, go bad, give way, give out, conk out, go, break, break down, string, thread, draw, run, lead, accrue, fall, range

 

Part Meronyms: range, mountain range, range of mountains, chain, mountain chain, chain of mountains

 

Derivational Morphology: qualify, measure up, make it, flip, toss, sky, pitch, flick, twitch, chuck, walk, authorize, authorise, clear, passage, passing, elimination, evacuation, excretion, excreting, voiding, hap, happening, occurrence, natural event, loss, departure, exit, expiration, going, release, dead person, dead soul, deceased person, deceased, decedent, departed, death, decease, last, Death, evanescence, communication, communicating, communicator, clearance, passport, authority, authorization, authorisation, sanction, empowerment, authorizer, authoriser, transition, overtaking, passerby, passer-by, passer, lapse, hand, manus, mitt, paw, handing over, forward passer, passing play, passing game, enactment, legislature, legislative assembly, general assembly, law-makers, legislation, statute law, legislating, lawmaking, legislator, bye, qualifying, acme, height, elevation, peak, pinnacle, summit, superlative, top, best, topper, transcendence, transcendency, superiority, exceedance, extent

 

Anagrams: ASAP

 

 
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