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pass

  

      vb  
1    to go onwards or move by or past (a person, thing, etc.)  
2    to run, extend, or lead through, over, or across (a place)  
the route passes through the city     
3    to go through or cause to go through (an obstacle or barrier)  
to pass a needle through cloth     
4    to move or cause to move onwards or over  
he passed his hand over her face     
5    tr   to go beyond or exceed  
this victory passes all expectation     
6    to gain or cause to gain an adequate or required mark, grade, or rating in (an examination, course, etc.)  
the examiner passed them all     
7    often foll by: away or by   to elapse or allow to elapse  
we passed the time talking     
8    pass the time of day (with)   to spend time amicably (with), esp. in chatting, with no particular purpose  
9    intr   to take place or happen  
what passed at the meeting?     
10    to speak or exchange or be spoken or exchanged  
angry words passed between them     
11    to spread or cause to spread  
we passed the news round the class     
12    to transfer or exchange or be transferred or exchanged  
the bomb passed from hand to hand     
13    intr   to undergo change or transition  
to pass from joy to despair     
14    when tr, often foll by: down   to transfer or be transferred by inheritance  
the house passed to the younger son     
15    to agree to or sanction or to be agreed to or receive the sanction of a legislative body, person of authority, etc.  
the assembly passed 10 resolutions     
16    tr   (of a legislative measure) to undergo (a procedural stage) and be agreed  
the bill passed the committee stage     
17    when tr, often foll by: on or upon   to pronounce or deliver (judgment, findings, etc.)  
the court passed sentence     
18    to go or allow to go without comment or censure  
the intended insult passed unnoticed     
19    intr   to opt not to exercise a right, as by not answering a question or not making a bid or a play in card games  
20      (Physiol)   to discharge (urine, faeces, etc.) from the body  
21    pass water   to urinate  
22    intr   to come to an end or disappear  
his anger soon passed     
23    intr; usually foll by: for or as   to be likely to be mistaken for or accepted as (someone or something else)  
you could easily pass for your sister     
24    intr; foll by: away, on, or over      a euphemism for       die   1       1  
25    tr     (Chiefly U.S.)   to fail to declare (a dividend)  
26    intr; usually foll by: on or upon     (Chiefly U.S.)   (of a court, jury, etc.) to sit in judgment; adjudicate  
27      (Sport)   to hit, kick, or throw (the ball) to another player  
28    bring to pass  
Archaic   to cause to happen  
29    come to pass   to happen  
      n  
30    the act of passing  
31   
a    a route through a range of mountains where the summit is lower or where there is a gap between peaks  
b    (cap. as part of a name)  
the Simplon Pass     
32    a way through any difficult region  
33    a permit, licence, or authorization to do something without restriction  
she has a pass to visit the museum on Sundays     
34   
a    a document allowing entry to and exit from a military installation  
b    a document authorizing leave of absence  
35      (Brit)  
a    the passing of a college or university examination to a satisfactory standard but not as high as honours  
b    (as modifier)  
a pass degree        (Compare)        honours       2  
36    a dive, sweep, or bombing or landing run by an aircraft  
37    a motion of the hand or of a wand as a prelude to or part of a conjuring trick  
38    Informal   an attempt, in words or action, to invite sexual intimacy (esp. in the phrase make a pass at)  
39    a state of affairs or condition, esp. a bad or difficult one (esp. in the phrase a pretty pass)  
40      (Sport)   the transfer of a ball from one player to another  
41      (Fencing)   a thrust or lunge with a sword  
42      (Bridge, etc.)   the act of passing (making no bid)  
43      (Bullfighting)      a variant of       pase  
44    Archaic   a witty sally or remark  
      interj  
45      (Bridge, etc.)   a call indicating that a player has no bid to make,   (See also)        pass by       pass off       pass out       pass over       pass up  
     (C13: from Old French passer to pass, surpass, from Latin passus step, pace1)  


band-pass filter  
      n  
1      (Electronics)   a filter that transmits only those currents having a frequency lying within specified limits  
   Compare       high-pass filter       low-pass filter  
2    an optical device, consisting of absorbing filters, for transmitting electromagnetic waves of predetermined wavelengths  
Bernina Pass  
      n   a pass in the Alps between SE Switzerland and N Italy, east of Piz Bernina. Height: 2323 m (7622 ft.)  
Bolan Pass  
      n   a mountain pass in W central Pakistan through the Brahui Range, between Sibi and Quetta, rising to 1800 m (5900 ft.)  
Brenner Pass  
      n   a pass over the E Alps, between Austria and Italy. Highest point: 1372 m (4501 ft.)  
centre pass  
      n     (Hockey)   a push or hit made in any direction to start the game or to restart the game after a goal has been scored  
Chilkoot Pass  
      n   a mountain pass in North America between SE Alaska and NW British Columbia, over the Coast Range  
forward pass  
      n     (Rugby)   an illegal pass towards the opponent's dead-ball line,   (Also called)    throw-forward  
Great St Bernard Pass  
      n   a pass over the W Alps, between SW central Switzerland and N Italy: noted for the hospice at the summit, founded in the 11th century. Height: 2469 m (8100 ft.)  
high-pass filter  
      n     (Electronics)   a filter that transmits all frequencies above a specified value, substantially attenuating frequencies below this value  
   Compare       low-pass filter       band-pass filter  
Khyber Pass  
      n   a narrow pass over the Safed Koh Range between Afghanistan and Pakistan, over which came the Persian, Greek, Tatar, Mogul, and Afghan invasions of India; scene of bitter fighting between the British and Afghans (1838--42, 1878--80). Length: about 53 km (33 miles). Highest point: 1072 m (3518 ft.)  
Little St Bernard Pass  
      n   a pass over the Savoy Alps, between Bourg-Saint-Maurice, France, and La Thuile, Italy: 11th-century hospice. Height: 2187 m (7177 ft.)  
low-pass filter  
      n     (Electronics)   a filter that transmits all frequencies below a specified value, substantially attenuating frequencies above this value  
   Compare       high-pass filter       band-pass filter  
pass.  
      abbrev. for  
1    passive  
2    passenger  
3    passage  
pass band  
      n   the band of frequencies that is transmitted with maximum efficiency through a circuit, filter, etc.  
pass by  
      vb  
1    intr   to go or move past  
2    tr, adv   to overlook or disregard  
to pass by difficult problems     
pass law  
      n   (formerly, in South Africa) a law restricting the movement of Black Africans, esp. from rural to urban areas  
pass off  
      vb   adv  
1    to be or cause to be accepted or circulated in a false character or identity  
he passed the fake diamonds off as real     
2    intr   to come to a gradual end; disappear  
eventually the pain passed off     
3    to emit (a substance) as a gas or vapour, or (of a substance) to be emitted in this way  
4    intr   to take place  
the meeting passed off without disturbance     
5    tr   to set aside or disregard  
I managed to pass off his insult     
pass out  
      vb   adv  
1    intr  
Informal   to become unconscious; faint  
2    intr     (Brit)   (esp. of an officer cadet) to qualify for a military commission; complete a course of training satisfactorily  
General Smith passed out from Sandhurst in 1933     
3    tr   to distribute  
pass over  
      vb  
1    tr, adv   to take no notice of; disregard  
they passed me over in the last round of promotions     
2    intr, prep   to disregard (something bad or embarrassing)  
we shall pass over your former faults     
pass up  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    Informal   to let go by; ignore  
I won't pass up this opportunity     
2    to take no notice of (someone)  
Saint Bernard Pass  
      n   usually abbreviated to   , St Bernard Pass   either of two passes over the Alps: the Great St Bernard Pass 2472 m (8110 ft.) high, east of Mont Blanc between Italy and Switzerland, or the Little St Bernard Pass 2157 m (7077 ft.) high, south of Mont Blanc between Italy and France  
San Bernardino Pass  
      n   a pass over the Lepontine Alps in SE Switzerland. Highest point: 2062 m (6766 ft.)  
Shipka Pass  
      n   a pass over the Balkan Mountains in central Bulgaria: scene of a bloody Turkish defeat in the Russo-Turkish War (1877--78). Height: 1334 m (4376 ft.)  
Simplon Pass  
      n   a pass over the Lepontine Alps in S Switzerland, between Brig (Switzerland) and Iselle (Italy). Height: 2009 m (6590 ft.)  
Uspallata Pass     (Spanish)  
      n   a pass over the Andes in S South America, between Mendoza (Argentina) and Santiago (Chile). Height: 3840 m (12600 ft.),   (Also called)    La Cumbre  
wall pass  
      n     (Soccer)   a movement in which one player passes the ball to another and sprints forward to receive the quickly played return,   (Also called)    one-two  
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n.
A social club started at Port Royal by Samuel de Champlain to help pass the long and cold winter nights. Each person took turns being host for an evening and serving his fellow man.
n.
sigle of "Air Launched Cruise Missile" that can find his target electronically by his own means at a long distance according to a memorized map of the landscape he has to pass over
can also be launched from the soil or the sea. they can be reprogrammed or destroyed during the fly by the "sender"
o.
Cyber Legacy Locker is the safe and secure way to pass encrypted access key of online accounts to authorized assignee.
[Leg.];[Tech.] passing access key of online account to friends or love ones

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