pass

All Verb Noun
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  • Only four and a half years had passed since the last general election.
  • The next half-hour passed more slowly than any that had gone before. Cited from The Adventure Club Afloat, by Ralph Henry Barbour
  • The control of the city passed frequently from one empire to the other.
  • A half hour passed, and but three miles had been passed over. Cited from The Duke's Prize, by Maturin Murray
  • While these things did not come to pass, many other changes did.
  • Another half-hour passed, and still we did not seem to have gained ground. Cited from Peter the Whaler, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • A half-hour passed, and she did not know that it had been a moment. Cited from Mercy Philbrick's Choice, by Helen Hunt Jackson
  • A full half hour passed, without a word more from the lips of either. Cited from The Hand But Not the Heart, by T.S. Arthur
  • The moment that a forward pass begins is important to the game.
  • A further change was soon made, so the ball merely passed through.
  • Another half hour passed, and we had heard no further signs of the game. Cited from The Rifle and Hound in Ceylon, by Samuel Baker
  • The changes allows a player taking a free hit to pass the ball to themselves.
  • However, she has lost a lot of blood and passes out shortly after.
  • This art form was often passed down through the family.
  • A half hour passed before steps were heard in the hall. Cited from The Shield of Silence, by Harriet T. Comstock
  • A full half-hour passed before they made another start. Cited from Smoke Bellew, by Jack London
  • So he went on reading, and the rest of the half hour passed away very quickly. Cited from Rollo in the Woods, by Jacob Abbott
  • Seven minutes passed before the British managed to score their first hit.
  • Three-day passes for the festival sold out by the beginning of April.
  • In the end, the bill passed, but the vote was very close.
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Root form of pass is pas for the noun.

Meaning of pass

  • noun (military) a written leave of absence
    he had a pass for three days
  • noun (american football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate
    the coach sent in a passing play on third and long
  • noun The location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks
    we got through the pass before it started to snow
  • noun Any authorization to pass or go somewhere
    the pass to visit had a strict time limit
  • noun A document indicating permission to do something without restrictions
    the media representatives had special passes
  • noun A flight or run by an aircraft over a target
    the plane turned to make a second pass
  • noun A bad or difficult situation or state of affairs
  • noun A difficult juncture
    a pretty pass, matters came to a head yesterday
  • noun One complete cycle of operations (as by a computer)
    it was not possible to complete the computation in a single pass
  • noun A permit to enter or leave a military installation
    he had to show his pass in order to get out
  • noun A complimentary ticket
    the star got passes for his family
  • noun (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team
    the pass was fumbled
  • noun (ballet) a step in dancing (especially in classical ballet)
  • verb Go across or through
    We passed the point where the police car had parked, A terrible thought went through his mind
  • verb Place into the hands or custody of
    hand me the spoon, please, Turn the files over to me, please, He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers
  • verb Travel past
    The sports car passed all the trucks
  • verb Go unchallenged; be approved
    The bill cleared the House
  • verb Go successfully through a test or a selection process
    She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now
  • verb Accept or judge as acceptable
    The teacher passed the student although he was weak
  • verb Allow to go without comment or censure
    the insult passed as if unnoticed
  • verb Transfer to another; of rights or property
    Our house passed under his official control
  • verb Throw (a ball) to another player
    Smith passed
  • verb Cause to pass
    She passed around the plates