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pass

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1 a narrow opening between hillsides or mountains that can be used for passage
  • a mountain pass that was impassable during the winter
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pass

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1 a small sheet of plastic, paper, or paperboard showing that the bearer has a claim to something (as admittance)
  • a pass to leave the military base for the weekend
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2 an effort to do or accomplish something
  • a final pass at the assignment
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3 the state of being actual or complete
  • Eventually, all their career goals came to pass.
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pass

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1 to shift possession of (something) from one person to another
  • Could you please pass me the phone?
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2 to come to an end
  • Eventually, the storm passed.
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bite the dust

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3 to put (something) into the possession or safekeeping of another
  • Pass your forms to the department head once they're filled out.
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4 to put into effect through legislative or authoritative action
  • Congress cannot pass any law restricting free speech.
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5 to take place
  • And the destruction of the town came to pass, just as the seer had predicted.
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come to pass

6 to come to a knowledge of (something) by living through it
  • a presidential candidate who doesn't yet know how it feels to pass the scrutiny of the national press
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go through

7 to express (a thought or emotion) in words
  • She'll occasionally pass some insightful comment, but in general she doesn't have much to contribute.
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put into words

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8 to show unwillingness to accept, do, engage in, or agree to
  • We appreciate the invitation to the party, but we'll have to pass.
  • I'll pass on the coffee.
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turn one's back on

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9 to withstand scrutiny and gain acceptance or approval
  • The finished product isn't perfect, but it will pass.
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hold water, pass muster



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