pass

pass
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noun
1 in sports
ADJECTIVE
deep, long
short
good, perfect
dropped, errant, incomplete

Robson had pounced on a dropped pass.

careless (esp. BrE), sloppy
crisp, quick
back, cross-field, square (all in football/soccer)
forward (in rugby)

The referee disallowed the try for a forward pass.

bounce, inbounds, lob, no-look, outlet (in basketball)
screen, swing, touchdown (in American football)
VERB + PASS
play

Lafferty played a pass down the right to Gallagher.

deliver
get, pick up, receive

He picked up a back pass from one of his defenders.

complete, throw (both in American football)

McNabb has completed 57% of his passes with five touchdowns.

catch, drop (both in American football)
block, defend

His long reach enables him to block passes.

The Dolphins are among the NFL's best at defending the pass.

intercept
PREPOSITION
pass from

Owen picked up a long pass from Beckham to score.

pass to

He played a back pass to the goalkeeper.

2 (esp. BrE) success in exam/course
ADJECTIVE
good (BrE)
exam, examination
A level, GCSE, etc.
VERB + PASS
get (BrE, AmE), obtain, scrape

She barely scraped a pass in chemistry.

PASS + NOUN
mark (BrE), rate (BrE, AmE)

The pass mark is 40%.

PREPOSITION
pass at

It's difficult to obtain a pass at A Level.

pass in

He should get a good pass in mathematics. (BrE)

3 official piece of paper
ADJECTIVE
free
day, monthly, weekend, yearly
two-day, three-day, etc.
bus, rail, railway (BrE)

a monthly rail pass

security
boarding

The flight attendant asked to see my boarding pass.

hall (AmE)

The teacher wrote out a hall pass and handed it to her.

backstage
press, VIP
VERB + PASS
have
use
give sb, issue (sb with)

The visitors were issued with day passes.

produce, show
PREPOSITION
on a pass

soldiers on a weekend pass

pass to

We bought a two-day pass to Disneyland.

4 way through mountains
ADJECTIVE
high, low
narrow
mountain
VERB + PASS
cross, take
PREPOSITION
over a/the pass

They had to struggle over the pass with their donkeys.

through a/the pass

A road was built through the pass.

pass over

We took the high pass over the ridge.

PHRASES
the head of the pass, the summit of the pass, the top of the pass
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verb
1 of time
ADVERB
quickly, rapidly, soon, swiftly

The time passed quickly.

slowly
peacefully, uneventfully

The days passed uneventfully.

VERB + PASS
help (to)

We played games to help pass the time.

2 law
ADVERB
unanimously
overwhelmingly
narrowly

The Kansas State House narrowly passed the legislation last year.

PREPOSITION
by … to … 

The bill was passed by 360 votes to 280.

3 happen
ADVERB
peacefully
VERB + PASS
come to (formal or old-fashioned)

How did such a disaster come to pass?

I wondered how it came to pass that a thinking man bore the prejudices of his unthinking parents.

let sth

I don't like it, but I'll let it pass (= will not object).

PREPOSITION
between

They'll never be friends again after all that has passed between them.

PHRASES
pass unnoticed

In the confusion her departure passed unnoticed.

Pass is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑amendment, ↑boat, ↑bullet, ↑car, ↑century, ↑cloud, ↑congress, ↑convoy, ↑council, ↑crown, ↑danger, ↑day, ↑deadline, ↑decade, ↑fit, ↑footstep, ↑fortnight, ↑hour, ↑legislature, ↑minute, ↑moment, ↑month, ↑moon, ↑morning, ↑nausea, ↑ownership, ↑parliament, ↑procession, ↑second, ↑shadow, ↑shiver, ↑spasm, ↑state, ↑storm, ↑thought, ↑time, ↑traffic, ↑trail, ↑train, ↑voter, ↑week, ↑year
Pass is used with these nouns as the object: ↑A level, ↑act, ↑amendment, ↑audition, ↑ball, ↑baton, ↑bill, ↑budget, ↑car, ↑checkpoint, ↑cheque, ↑class, ↑comment, ↑course, ↑current, ↑decree, ↑exam, ↑examination, ↑final, ↑hurdle, ↑infection, ↑initiative, ↑inspection, ↑judgement, ↑law, ↑legislation, ↑mark, ↑measure, ↑medical, ↑message, ↑milestone, ↑motion, ↑note, ↑peak, ↑phase, ↑physical, ↑practical, ↑referendum, ↑reform, ↑remark, ↑resolution, ↑salt, ↑sentence, ↑signal, ↑statute, ↑subject, ↑test, ↑time, ↑torch, ↑understanding, ↑urine, ↑verdict, ↑virus

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  • Pass — Pass, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Passed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Passing}.] [F. passer, LL. passare, fr. L. passus step, or from pandere, passum, to spread out, lay open. See {Pace}.] 1. To go; to move; to proceed; to be moved or transferred from one point… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • PASS — vi 1 a: to issue a decision, verdict, or opinion the Supreme Court pass ed on a statute b: to be legally issued judgment pass ed by default 2: to go from the control, ownership, or possession of one person or group to that of …   Law dictionary

  • pass — Ⅰ. pass [1] ► VERB 1) move or go onward, past, through, or across. 2) change from one state or condition to another. 3) transfer (something) to someone. 4) kick, hit, or throw (the ball) to a teammate. 5) (of time) go by. 6) …   English terms dictionary

  • Pass — Pass, v. t. 1. In simple, transitive senses; as: (a) To go by, beyond, over, through, or the like; to proceed from one side to the other of; as, to pass a house, a stream, a boundary, etc. (b) Hence: To go from one limit to the other of; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pass — [n1] opening through solid canyon, cut, gap, gorge, passage, passageway, path, ravine; concepts 509,513 Ant. closing, closure pass [n2] authorization, permission admission, chit*, comp, free ride*, furlough, identification, license, order, paper …   New thesaurus

  • pass — pass1 [pas, päs] n. [ME pas: see PACE1] a narrow passage or opening, esp. between mountains; gap; defile pass2 [pas, päs] vi. [ME passen < OFr passer < VL * passare < L passus, a step: see PACE1] 1. to go o …   English World dictionary

  • Pass — Pass, n. [Cf. F. pas (for sense 1), and passe, fr. passer to pass. See {Pass}, v. i.] 1. An opening, road, or track, available for passing; especially, one through or over some dangerous or otherwise impracticable barrier; a passageway; a defile; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pass — (von französisch passer „überschreiten“) bezeichnet: Reisepass, einen amtlichen Identitätsausweis zur Legitimation bei Auslandsreisen Pass (Sport), das gezielte Übergeben des Sportgerätes im Sport eine Schaltung, um bestimmte Signalanteile… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • PASS ID — is a proposed U.S. law intended to replace REAL ID. Like REAL ID, it implements federal standards for state identification documents. Currently, states are not obligated to follow the standards, but if PASS ID takes full effect, federal agencies… …   Wikipedia

  • pass as — ● pass * * * pass as [phrasal verb] 1 pass as (someone or something) : to cause people to believe that you are (someone or something that you are not) He thought that growing a mustache would help him pass as an adult. Your mom could pass as your …   Useful english dictionary

  • PASS — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom …   Wikipédia en Français


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