pass for

phrasal verb

passed for; passing for; passes for
: to be accepted or regarded as (something)
What passes for entertainment around here?
the ancient practices that once passed for science

Examples of pass for in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Travis Kelce caught a team-high 9 passes for 93 yards with both players sailing over their yardage totals to the delight of most bettors. Jay Ginsbach, Forbes, 12 Feb. 2024 But Gray is an important tight end for the Chiefs, too, catching 28 passes for 305 yards and two touchdowns this season. Alex Zietlow, Charlotte Observer, 9 Feb. 2024 Johnson caught seven passes for 199 yards, a UM bowl record, and two touchdowns in that Rose Bowl. Susan Miller Degnan, Miami Herald, 9 Feb. 2024 Valdes-Scantling caught two passes for 38 yards in the Chiefs’ 17-10 victory over the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC championship game. Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times, 9 Feb. 2024 The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder caught 60 passes for 1,475 yards and 29 touchdowns in his final two seasons at Fort Bend High School. Ron Counts, Idaho Statesman, 9 Feb. 2024 McRee caught 28 passes for 503 yards and six touchdowns this season, according to Kirk Kenney, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Feb. 2024 The tallest man fights for control near the rim, waiting to be fed passes for close-range baskets. Louisa Thomas, The New Yorker, 5 Feb. 2024 Bortles completed 18 of 33 passes for 273 yards, two scores and — most importantly — no interceptions. Adam H. Beasley, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 See More

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“Pass for.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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