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  Definition of passing
  1. success in satisfying a test or requirement; "his future depended on his passing that test"; "he got a pass in introductory chemistry"
  2. going by something that is moving in order to get in front of it; "she drove but well but her reckless passing of every car on the road frightened me"
  3. (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"
  4. a bodily process of passing from one place or stage to another; "the passage of air from the lungs"; "the passing of flatus"
  5. the end of something; "the passing of winter"
  6. the motion of one object relative to another; "stellar passings can perturb the orbits of comets"
  7. euphemistic expressions for death; "thousands mourned his passing"
  8. enduring a very short time; "the ephemeral joys of childhood"; "a passing fancy"; "youth''s transient beauty"; "love is transitory but at is eternal"; "fugacious blossoms"
  9. to an extreme degree or extent; "his eyesight was exceedingly defective"
Similar Words: pass, qualifying, overtaking, passing play, passing game, passage, loss, departure, exit, expiration, going, release, ephemeral, short-lived, transient, transitory, fugacious, exceedingly, extremely

 

Hyponyms: forward pass, aerial, lateral pass, lateral, spot pass

 

Pertainyms: extreme, utmost(a), uttermost(a), exceeding, exceptional, olympian, prodigious, surpassing

 

Derivational Morphology: qualify, measure up, pass, make it, overtake, overhaul, catch, catch up with, excrete, egest, eliminate, evanesce, fade, blow over, pass off, fleet, die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, go away, depart, part, start, start out, set forth, set off, set out, take off, take leave, quit

 

Anagrams: gasping

 

 
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