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'pass' - used as an adjective
Synonyms for 'pass'
1. of advancing the ball by throwing it
a pass play

'pass' - used as a noun
2. (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls
3. (military) a written leave of absence
he had a pass for three days
4. (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate
5. 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
6. any authorization to pass or go somewhere
the pass to visit had a strict time limit
7. a document indicating permission to do something without restrictions
the media representatives had special passes
8. a flight or run by an aircraft over a target
the plane turned to make a second pass
9. a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs
10. a difficult juncture
a pretty pass
11. one complete cycle of operations (as by a computer)
it was not possible to complete the computation in a single pass
12. you advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent
13. a permit to enter or leave a military installation
he had to show his pass in order to get out
14. a complementary (free) ticket
the star got passes for his family
15. a usually brief attempt
16. (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team
the pass was fumbled
17. success in satisfying a test or requirement
he got a pass in introductory chemistry

'pass' - used as a verb
18. go across or through
We passed the point where the police car had parked
19. pass by
A black limousine passed by when she looked out the window
He passed his professor in the hall
20. make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation
They passed the amendment
21. pass by
22. place into the hands or custody of
23. stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point
24. travel past
The sports car passed all the trucks
25. come to pass
26. go unchallenged; be approved
27. pass (time) in a specific way
28. guide or pass over something
29. transmit information
pass along the good news
30. disappear gradually
The pain eventually passed off
31. go successfully through a test or a selection process
She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now
32. go beyond
33. accept or judge as acceptable
The teacher passed the student although he was weak
34. allow to go without comment or censure
the insult passed as if unnoticed
35. transfer to another; of rights or property
Our house passed under his official control
36. pass into a specified state or condition
37. 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
38. throw (a ball) to another player
Smith passed
39. be inherited by
40. cause to pass
She passed around the plates
41. grant authorization or clearance for
42. pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
43. eliminate from the body
Pass a kidney stone

derived forms
1. Pass / Plural
2. Pass / Past
3. Pass / Third Person
4. Pass / Present Participle
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