1》 move or cause to move in a specified direction.
    ↘change from one state or condition to another.
2》 go past or across; leave behind or on one side in proceeding.
    ↘surpass; exceed.
    ↘Tennis hit a winning shot past (an opponent).
3》 (of time) elapse; go by.
    ↘happen; be done or said.
    ↘spend or use up (time).
    ↘come to an end.
4》 transfer (something) to someone, especially by handing or bequeathing it to the next person in a series.
    ↘(in ball games) kick, hit, or throw (the ball) to a teammate.
5》 be successful in (an examination, test, or course).
    ↘judge the performance or standard of (someone or something) to be satisfactory.
    ↘(pass as/for) be accepted as.
    ↘be accepted as adequate; go unremarked.
6》 approve or put into effect (a proposal or law) by voting on it.
7》 pronounce (a judgement or sentence).
    ↘utter (remarks, especially criticism).
    ↘(pass on/upon) archaic give a judgement on.
8》 discharge (urine or faeces) from the body.
9》 forgo one's turn or an opportunity to do or have something.
    ↘[as exclamation] (in response to a question) I do not know.
    ↘(of a company) not declare or pay (a dividend).
1》 an act or instance of moving past or through something.
    ↘a thrust in fencing.
    ↘a juggling trick.
    ↘Computing a single scan through a set of data or a program.
2》 a success in an examination.
    ↘Brit. the achievement of a university degree without honours.
3》 a card, ticket, or permit giving authorization for the holder to enter or have access to a place, form of transport, or event.
4》 (in ball games) an act of passing the ball to a teammate.
5》 informal an amorous or sexual advance.
6》 a state or situation of a specified (usually bad) nature.
7》 Bridge an act of refraining from bidding during the auction.
come to a pretty pass reach a regrettable state of affairs.
pass water urinate.
Phrasal verbs
pass away (of a person) die.
pass someone by happen without being noticed or fully experienced by someone.
pass off happen or be carried through in a specified (usually satisfactory) way.
pass something off evade or lightly dismiss an awkward remark.
pass something off as falsely represent something as.
pass out
1》 become unconscious.
2》 Brit. complete one's initial training in the armed forces.
pass over (or pass on) (of a person) die.
pass someone over ignore the claims of someone to advancement.
pass something over avoid mentioning or considering something.
pass something up refrain from taking up an opportunity.
passer noun
ME: from OFr. passer, based on L. passus 'pace'.
noun a route over or through mountains.
sell the pass Brit. betray a cause.
ME (in the sense 'division of a text, passage through'): var. of pace1, influenced by pass1 and Fr. pas.

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