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pass

pass

 
 
pronunciation:
paes
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
pass out
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part of speech: verb
inflections: passed, passes, passing
definition 1: to go past; move beyond.
The red car passed the blue one.
similar words:
bypass, eclipse, exceed, excel, leave, outdo, overtake, surpass
definition 2: to complete with success.
She passed the math test.
antonyms:
fail
similar words:
accomplish, achieve, complete, finish, fulfill, hack
definition 3: to hand or move to someone else.
Please pass the milk.
synonyms:
give, hand
similar words:
convey, deliver, grant, send, transfer, transmit
definition 4: to cause to move.
She passed the thread through the eye of the needle.
synonyms:
move, put
similar words:
advance, convey, discharge, eject, emit, send, slip, transmit
definition 5: to live through; spend.
She passed her vacation at the shore.
synonyms:
spend
similar words:
occupy, while
definition 6: to approve or make into law.
The legislature passed a new law against drunk driving.
synonyms:
approve
antonyms:
reject
similar words:
accept, adopt, authorize, clear, enact, OK, ratify, sign
definition 7: to throw, hit, or otherwise move a ball or other object to another player in some sports.
He passed the basketball to another player.
similar words:
flip, hurl, send, throw, toss
definition 8: to move along; go.
The train passed through many small towns on its way to the city.
synonyms:
go, move
antonyms:
stop
similar words:
advance, drift, progress, roll
definition 9: of time, to go along or go by.
Time passes quickly when I'm enjoying myself.
synonyms:
elapse, go
similar words:
advance, flow, move, proceed, progress, slip
definition 10: to stop living; die.
He passed during the night.
synonyms:
die
similar words:
expire, go, perish
definition 11: to end.
The storm finally passed.
synonyms:
cease, disappear, end
antonyms:
abide
similar words:
blow over, close, depart, dissolve, evaporate, fade, go, leave, recede, stop, terminate, vanish
phrase: pass out
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a road or other means of passage through which one can travel.
The storm made it impossible to go through the mountain pass.
synonyms:
passage
similar words:
channel, corridor, course, gap, passageway, path, road, route, way
definition 2: a free ticket allowing one to enter, come, or go at will.
He won a pass to the movie theater for two months.
similar words:
license, permission, permit, ticket
definition 3: an act of passing in some sports.
The quarterback threw an excellent pass.
similar words:
flip, throw, toss
derivation: passing (adj.)
Word Builder: pass +
  • passing1:
    of a grade, good enough to pass
  • passing2:
    of the lane of a highway, giving space in which to pass another car.
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