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    pass - Dictionary definition and meaning for word pass

    Definition
    (noun) (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls
    Synonyms : base on balls , walk
    Example Sentence
    • he worked the pitcher for a base on balls
    Definition
    (noun) (military) a written leave of absence
    Example Sentence
    • he had a pass for three days
    Definition
    (noun) (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate
    Example Sentence
    • the coach sent in a passing play on third and long
    Definition
    (noun) the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks
    Synonyms : mountain pass , notch
    Example Sentence
    • we got through the pass before it started to snow
    Definition
    (noun) any authorization to pass or go somewhere
    Synonyms : passport
    Example Sentence
    • the pass to visit had a strict time limit
    Definition
    (noun) a document indicating permission to do something without restrictions
    Synonyms : laissez passer
    Example Sentence
    • the media representatives had special passes
    Definition
    (noun) a flight or run by an aircraft over a target
    Example Sentence
    • the plane turned to make a second pass
    Definition
    (noun) a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs
    Synonyms : strait , straits
    Definition
    (noun) a difficult juncture
    Synonyms : head , straits
    Example Sentence
    • a pretty pass
    • matters came to a head yesterday
    Definition
    (noun) one complete cycle of operations (as by a computer)
    Example Sentence
    • it was not possible to complete the computation in a single pass
    Definition
    (noun) you advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent
    Synonyms : bye
    Example Sentence
    • he had a bye in the first round
    Definition
    (noun) a permit to enter or leave a military installation
    Synonyms : liberty chit
    Example Sentence
    • he had to show his pass in order to get out
    Definition
    (noun) a complimentary ticket
    Example Sentence
    • the star got passes for his family
    Definition
    (noun) a usually brief attempt
    Synonyms : crack , fling , go , offer , whirl
    Example Sentence
    • he took a crack at it
    • I gave it a whirl
    Definition
    (noun) (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team
    Synonyms : flip , toss
    Example Sentence
    • the pass was fumbled
    Definition
    (noun) success in satisfying a test or requirement
    Synonyms : passing , qualifying
    Example Sentence
    • his future depended on his passing that test
    • he got a pass in introductory chemistry
    Definition
    (verb) go across or through
    Synonyms : go across , go through
    Example Sentence
    • We passed the point where the police car had parked
    • A terrible thought went through his mind
    Definition
    (verb) move past
    Synonyms : go by , go past , pass by , surpass , travel by
    Example Sentence
    • A black limousine passed by when she looked out the window
    • He passed his professor in the hall
    • One line of soldiers surpassed the other
    Definition
    (verb) make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation
    Synonyms : legislate
    Example Sentence
    • They passed the amendment
    • We cannot legislate how people spend their free time
    Definition
    (verb) pass by
    Example Sentence
    • three years elapsed
    Definition
    (verb) place into the hands or custody of
    Synonyms : give , hand , pass on , reach , turn over
    Example Sentence
    • hand me the spoon, please
    • Turn the files over to me, please
    • He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers
    Definition
    (verb) stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point
    Synonyms : extend , go , lead , run
    Example Sentence
    • Service runs all the way to Cranbury
    • His knowledge doesn't go very far
    • My memory extends back to my fourth year of life
    • The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets
    Definition
    (verb) travel past
    Synonyms : overhaul , overtake
    Example Sentence
    • The sports car passed all the trucks
    Definition
    (verb) come to pass
    Example Sentence
    • What is happening?
    • The meeting took place off without an incidence
    • Nothing occurred that seemed important
    Definition
    (verb) go unchallenged; be approved
    Synonyms : clear
    Example Sentence
    • The bill cleared the House
    Definition
    (verb) pass time in a specific way
    Synonyms : spend
    Example Sentence
    • how are you spending your summer vacation?
    Definition
    (verb) pass over, across, or through
    Synonyms : draw , guide , run
    Example Sentence
    • He ran his eyes over her body
    • She ran her fingers along the carved figurine
    • He drew her hair through his fingers
    Definition
    (verb) transmit information
    Example Sentence
    • Please communicate this message to all employees
    • pass along the good news
    Definition
    (verb) disappear gradually
    Synonyms : blow over , evanesce , fade , fleet , pass off
    Example Sentence
    • The pain eventually passed off
    Definition
    (verb) go successfully through a test or a selection process
    Synonyms : make it
    Example Sentence
    • She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now
    Definition
    (verb) be superior or better than some standard
    Synonyms : exceed , go past , overstep , top , transcend
    Example Sentence
    • She exceeded our expectations
    • She topped her performance of last year
    Definition
    (verb) accept or judge as acceptable
    Example Sentence
    • The teacher passed the student although he was weak
    Definition
    (verb) allow to go without comment or censure
    Example Sentence
    • the insult passed as if unnoticed
    Definition
    (verb) transfer to another; of rights or property
    Example Sentence
    • Our house passed under his official control
    Definition
    (verb) pass into a specified state or condition
    Synonyms : lapse , sink
    Example Sentence
    • He sank into nirvana
    Definition
    (verb) throw (a ball) to another player
    Example Sentence
    • Smith passed
    Definition
    (verb) be inherited by
    Synonyms : devolve , fall , return
    Example Sentence
    • The estate fell to my sister
    • The land returned to the family
    • The estate devolved to an heir that everybody had assumed to be dead
    Definition
    (verb) cause to pass
    Synonyms : make pass
    Example Sentence
    • She passed around the plates
    Definition
    (verb) grant authorization or clearance for
    Synonyms : authorise , authorize , clear
    Example Sentence
    • Clear the manuscript for publication
    • The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography
    Definition
    (verb) pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
    Example Sentence
    • She died from cancer
    • The children perished in the fire
    • The patient went peacefully
    • The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102
    Definition
    (verb) eliminate from the body
    Synonyms : egest , eliminate , excrete
    Example Sentence
    • Pass a kidney stone
    Definition
    (adj) of advancing the ball by throwing it
    Synonyms : passing
    Example Sentence
    • a team with a good passing attack
    • a pass play
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