- pass as a noun:
- 16 as a verb:
- 25 as an adjective:
baseball An advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls.
military A written leave of absence.
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.
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.
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Dutch: bergpas, pas, zadel
Any authorization to pass or go somewhere:
— The pass to visit had a strict time limit.
A document indicating permission to do something without restrictions:
— The media representatives had special passes.
synonym: laissez passer.
A flight or run by an aircraft over a target.
A bad or difficult situation or state of affairs.
One complete cycle of operations (as by a computer).
An automatic advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent.
A permit to enter or leave a military installation:
— He had to show his pass in order to get out.
synonym: liberty chit.
A complimentary ticket.
sports The act of throwing the ball to another member of your team:
— The pass was fumbled.
Success in satisfying a test or requirement:
— His future depended on his passing that test.
— He got a pass in introductory chemistry.
Polish: obronienie, obronienie się
Go across or through.
— 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.
Dutch: langskomen, overdrijven, overtrekken, passeren, voorbijgaan, voorbijkomen, voorbijtrekken
Make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation:
— They passed the amendment.
Dutch: passeren, verlijden, wetten maken
Dutch: omgaan, verglijden, verlopen, verstrijken, vervlieden, vlieden, voorbijgaan
Place into the hands or custody of.
Stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point.
— The sports car passed all the trucks.
Dutch: moderniseren, inhalen, renoveren
Come to pass.
Dutch: doorgaan, gebeuren, overstag gaan, plaatshebben, plaatsvinden, tot stand komen
Go unchallenged; be approved.
Use up a period of time in a specific way.
Dutch: besteden, doorkomen, slijten
— Pass along the good news.
Dutch: overbrengen, communiceren, doorgeven
— The pain eventually passed off.
Dutch: vervlakken, vervliegen
Go successfully through a test or a selection process:
— She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now.
synonym: make it.
Be superior or better than some standard.
Dutch: ontstijgen, overstijgen, overstralen, overtreffen, overvleugelen, uitsteken, uitstijgen, verbeteren, voorbijstreven
Accept or judge as acceptable.
Allow to go without comment or censure.
Transfer to another; of rights or property.
Throw (a ball) to another player.
Cause to pass:
— She passed around the plates.
synonym: make pass.
Pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life.
Dutch: creperen, de pijp aan Maarten geven, doodgaan, expireren, heengaan, inslapen, insluimeren, kapotgaan, omkomen, ontslapen ... show more
Eliminate from the body:
— Pass a kidney stone.
Dutch: afscheiden, uitscheiden
Of advancing the ball by throwing it:
— A team with a good passing attack.
— A pass play.
Moby thesaurus: OK, abalienate, abandon, abysm, abyss, accept, access, accredit, act like, administer, adopt, advance, affiliate, affirm, aggrandize, agree to, aisle, alien, alienate, alley ... show more.
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