re·​pass (ˌ)rē-ˈpas How to pronounce repass (audio)
repassed; repassing; repasses

intransitive verb

: to pass again especially in the opposite direction : return

transitive verb

: to pass through, over, or by again
repass the house
: to cause to pass again
: to adopt again
repassed the resolution
repassage noun

Examples of repass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Senate, which passed congressional and legislative district plans a week ago along party lines, met relatively briefly to repass the congressional plan after it was amended by Democrats in an attempt to secure some Republican support. oregonlive, 27 Sep. 2021

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Word History


Middle English, from Anglo-French repasser, from re- + passer to pass

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of repass was in the 15th century

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“Repass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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