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Dictionary definition for: Pass

1. (n) (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls; "he worked the pitcher for a base on balls"

2. (v) go across or through; "We passed the point where the police car had parked" "A terrible thought went through his mind"

3. (n) (military) a written leave of absence; "he had a pass for three days"

4. (v) pass by; "A black limousine passed by when she looked out the window" "He passed his professor in the hall" "One line of soldiers surpassed the other"

5. (v) make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation; "They passed the amendment" "We cannot legislate how people''s spend their free time"

6. (n) (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"

7. (v) pass by; "three years elapsed"

8. (n) 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"

9. (v) 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"

10. (n) any authorization to pass or go somewhere; "the pass to visit had a strict time limit"

11. (n) a document indicating permission to do something without restrictions; "the media representatives had special passes"

12. (v) stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point; "Service runs all the way to Cranbury" "His knowledge doesn''t go very far" "My memory extends back to my fourth year of life" "The facts ex

13. (n) a flight or run by an aircraft over a target; "the plane turned to make a second pass"

14. (v) travel past; "The sports car passed all the trucks"

15. (n) a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs

16. (v) come to pass; "What is happening?" "The meeting took place off without an incidence" "Nothing occurred that seemed important"

17. (n) a difficult juncture; "a pretty pass" "matters came to a head yesterday"

18. (v) go unchallenged; be approved; "The bill cleared the House"

19. (v) pass (time) in a specific way; "How are you spending your summer vacation?"

20. (n) one complete cycle of operations (as by a computer) "it was not possible to complete the computation in a single pass"

21. (v) guide or pass over something; "He ran his eyes over her body" "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine" "He drew her hair through his fingers"

22. (n) you advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent; "he had a bye in the first round"

23. (n) a permit to enter or leave a military installation; "he had to show his pass in order to get out"

24. (v) transmit information ; "Please communicate this message to all employees"

25. (v) disappear gradually; "The pain eventually passed off"

26. (n) a complementary (free) ticket; "the start got passes for his family"

27. (v) go successfully through a test or a selection process; "She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now"

28. (n) a usually brief attempt; "he took a crack at it" "I gave it a whirl"

29. (v) go beyond; "She exceeded our expectations" "She topped her performance of last year"

30. (n) (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team; "the pass was fumbled"

31. (n) success in satisfying a test or requirement; "his future depended on his passing that test" "he got a pass in introductory chemistry"

32. (v) accept or judge as acceptable; "The teacher passed the student although he was weak"

33. (v) allow to go without comment or censure; "the insult passed as if unnoticed"

34. (v) transfer to another; of rights or property; "Our house passed under his official control"

35. (v) pass into a specified state or condition; "He sank into Nirvana"

36. (v) be identified, regarded, accepted, or mistaken for someone or something else; as by denying one''s own ancestry or background; "He could pass as his twin brother" "She passed as a White woman even though her grandfather was Black"

37. (v) throw (a ball) to another player; "Smith passed"

38. (v) be inherited by; "The estate fell to my sister" "The land returned to the family" "The estate devolved to an heir that everybody had assumed to be dead"

39. (v) cause to pass; "She passed around the plates"

40. (v) grant authorization or clearance for; "Clear the manuscript for publication" "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"

41. (v) pass from physical life and lose all all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer" "They children perished in the fire" "The patient went peacefully"

42. (v) eliminate from the body; "Pass a kidney stone"

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