- move or cause to move in a specified direction；change from one state or condition to another
- an act or instance of moving past or through something；an act of passing the hands over something, as in conjuring or hypnotism.
- said when one does not know the answer to a question, for example in a quiz；used to express rejection or dismissal
verb: pass, 3rd person present: passes, gerund or present participle: passing, past tense: passed, past participle: passed
noun: pass, plural noun: passes
- 1. move or cause to move in a specified direction he passed through towns and villages a plane was passing lazily overhead 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ change from one state or condition to another homes which have passed from public to private ownership
- ▪ North American euphemistic die I was with him the night he passed
- 2. go past or across; leave behind or on one side in proceeding on the way to the station she passed a cinema the two vehicles had no room to pass each other
- ▪ go beyond the limits of; surpass or exceed the Portuguese trade passed its peak in the 1760s this item has passed its sell-by date
- ▪ hit a winning shot past (an opponent).
- 3. (of time) elapse; go by the day and night passed slowly 同義詞
- ▪ spend or use up (a period of time) this was how they passed the time 同義詞
- ▪ come to an end the danger had passed 同義詞
- ▪ happen; be done or said not another word passed between them this fact has passed almost unnoticed 同義詞
- 4. transfer (something) to someone, especially by handing or bequeathing it to the next person in a series your letter has been passed to Mr Rich for action pass the milk 同義詞
- ▪ be transferred from one person or place to another, especially by inheritance if Ann remarried the estate would pass to her new husband 同義詞
- ▪ (in soccer, rugby, and other games) kick, hit, or throw (the ball) to another player of one's own side his intent was to pass the ball forward rather than knock it back 同義詞
- ▪ put (something, especially money) into circulation persons who have passed bad cheques
- ▪ (especially of money) circulate; be current racegoers had formed card schools, and cash was passing briskly
- 5. (of a candidate) be successful in (an examination, test, or course) she passed her driving test 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ judge the performance or standard of (someone or something) to be satisfactory he was passed fit by army doctors
- ▪ be accepted as adequate; go unremarked she couldn't agree, but let it pass
- 6. (of a legislative or other official body) approve or put into effect (a proposal or law) by voting on it the bill was passed despite fierce opposition
- ▪ (of a proposal) be approved by a legislative or other official body the Bill passed by 164 votes to 107 同義詞 反義詞
- 7. pronounce (a judgement or judicial sentence) passing judgement on these crucial issues it is now my duty to pass sentence upon you 同義詞
- ▪ utter (something, especially criticism) she would pass remarks about the Peebles in their own house
- ▪ archaic adjudicate or give a judgement on a matter a jury could not be trusted to pass upon the question of Endicott's good faith
- 8. discharge (something, especially urine or faeces) from the body she may have difficulty in passing urine 同義詞
- 9. forgo one's turn in a game or an offered opportunity to do or have something we pass on pudding and have coffee
- ▪ (of a company) not declare or pay (a dividend) the company has already passed its interim dividend
- ▪ make no bid when it is one's turn during an auction South bids 1NT. North passes
- 1. an act or instance of moving past or through something repeated passes with the swipe card an unmarked plane had been making passes over his house
- ▪ an act of passing the hands over something, as in conjuring or hypnotism.
- ▪ a thrust in fencing.
- ▪ a juggling trick.
- ▪ a single scan through a set of data or a program.
- 2. a success in an examination, test, or course an A-level pass in Music a 100 per cent pass rate
- ▪ British an achievement of a university degree without honours.
- 3. a card, ticket, or permit giving authorization for the holder to enter or have access to a place, form of transport, or event a bus pass you could only get in with a pass 同義詞
- ▪ toleration of bad behaviour or poor performance businesses should not get a pass to be reckless that doesn't give him a pass to say things without reproach
- ▪ historical (in South Africa) an identity book that black people had to carry between 1952 and 1986, used to limit the movement of black people to urban areas.
- 4. (in soccer, rugby, and other games) an act of kicking, hitting, or throwing the ball to another player on the same side his cross-field pass to Giggs 同義詞
- 5. informal an amorous or sexual advance made to someone she made a pass at Stephen
- 6. US informal a rejection or dismissal those who don't like oily food may want to give this a pass I took a pass on his request for help
- 7. a state or situation of a specified, usually undesirable, nature things came to such a pass that these gentlemen sat coldly at the meetings not daring to speak out freely and honestly this is a sad pass for a fixture that used to crackle with excitement
- 8. an act of refraining from bidding during the auction.
- 1. said when one does not know the answer to a question, for example in a quiz to the enigmatic question we answered ‘Pass’
- ▪ used to express rejection or dismissal the shepherd's pie looks gross. Pass!