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    passing

    passing - Dictionary definition and meaning for word passing

    Definition
    (noun) (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate
    Synonyms : pass , passing game , passing play
    Example Sentence
    • the coach sent in a passing play on third and long
    Definition
    (noun) euphemistic expressions for death
    Synonyms : departure , exit , expiration , going , loss , release
    Example Sentence
    • thousands mourned his passing
    Definition
    (noun) the motion of one object relative to another
    Synonyms : passage
    Example Sentence
    • stellar passings can perturb the orbits of comets
    Definition
    (noun) the end of something
    Example Sentence
    • the passing of winter
    Definition
    (noun) a bodily reaction of changing from one place or stage to another
    Synonyms : passage
    Example Sentence
    • the passage of air from the lungs
    • the passing of flatus
    Definition
    (noun) going by something that is moving in order to get in front of it
    Synonyms : overtaking
    Example Sentence
    • she drove but well but her reckless passing of every car on the road frightened me
    Definition
    (noun) success in satisfying a test or requirement
    Synonyms : pass , qualifying
    Example Sentence
    • his future depended on his passing that test
    • he got a pass in introductory chemistry
    Definition
    (adj) lasting a very short time
    Example Sentence
    • the ephemeral joys of childhood
    • a passing fancy
    • youth's transient beauty
    • love is transitory but it is eternal
    • fugacious blossoms
    Definition
    (adj) of advancing the ball by throwing it
    Synonyms : pass
    Example Sentence
    • a team with a good passing attack
    • a pass play
    Definition
    (adj) allowing you to pass (e.g., an examination or inspection) satisfactorily
    Example Sentence
    • a passing grade
    Definition
    (adj) hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough
    Synonyms : casual , cursory , perfunctory
    Example Sentence
    • a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws
    • a passing glance
    • perfunctory courtesy
    Definition
    (adv) to an extreme degree
    Synonyms : exceedingly , extremely , super
    Example Sentence
    • extremely cold
    • extremely unpleasant
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