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

Definition of repass

intransitive verb

: to pass again especially in the opposite direction : return

transitive verb

1 : to pass through, over, or by again repass the house
2 : to cause to pass again
3 : to adopt again repassed the resolution

Other Words from repass

repassage \ (ˌ)rē-​ˈpa-​sij How to pronounce repass (audio) \ 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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First Known Use of repass

15th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for repass

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

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“Repass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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