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pass

pass

 
pronunciation:
paes
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
pass away, pass out
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part of speech: noun
definition: a free ticket, or a ticket that you buy, that lets you enter any time you want.
We bought a summer pass for the swimming pool.
similar words:
license, permission, permit, ticket
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: passed, passes, passing
definition 1: to go past; move beyond.
It's dangerous to pass another car on a hill.You will pass the police station before you come to the traffic light.
similar words:
exceed, leave
definition 2: to complete with success.
She passed the mathematics test.
antonyms:
fail
similar words:
accomplish, achieve, complete, finish
definition 3: to hand, throw, or move to someone else.
Please pass the salt.I passed the ball to another player.
synonyms:
give, hand
similar words:
convey, deliver, send, transfer, transmit
definition 4: to live through; spend.
How do you pass your time since you stopped working?
synonyms:
spend
similar words:
occupy
definition 5: to approve or make into law.
The legislature passed a new law against drunk driving.
synonyms:
approve
antonyms:
reject
similar words:
accept, adopt, clear, sign
phrase: pass away
phrase: pass out
derivation: passing (adj.)
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  • 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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