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present tense third-person singular of pass
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as in undergoes
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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to withstand scrutiny and gain acceptance or approval the finished product isn't perfect, but it will pass

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noun (1)

plural of pass

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noun (2)

plural of pass
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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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“Passes.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/passes. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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