pass [1] VERB 1) move or go onward, past, through, or across. 2) change from one state or condition to another. 3) transfer (something) to someone. 4) kick, hit, or throw (the ball) to a teammate. 5) (of time) go by. 6) occupy or spend (time). 7) be done or said: not another word passed between them. 8) come to an end. 9) be successful in (an examination, test, or course). 10) declare to be satisfactory. 11) approve or put into effect (a proposal or law) by voting. 12) utter (remarks) or pronounce (a judgement or sentence). 13) forgo one's turn or an opportunity to do or have something. 14) discharge (urine or faeces) from the body.
NOUN 1) an act of passing. 2) a success in an examination. 3) an official document authorizing the holder to have access to, use, or do something. 4) informal an amorous or sexual advance. 5) a particular state of affairs. 6) Computing a single scan through a set of data or a program.
come to a pretty pass — Cf. ↑come to a pretty pass
pass as/for — Cf. ↑pass for
pass away — Cf. ↑pass away
pass one's eye over — Cf. ↑pass one's eye over
pass off — Cf. ↑pass off
pass off as — Cf. ↑pass off as
pass out — Cf. ↑pass out
pass over — Cf. ↑pass over
pass up — Cf. ↑pass up
DERIVATIVES passer noun.
ORIGIN Old French passer, from Latin passus 'pace' .
pass [2] NOUN a route over or through mountains.
sell the pass — Cf. ↑sell the pass
ORIGIN variant of PACE(Cf. ↑pace), influenced by PASS(Cf. ↑passer) and French pas.

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