- (transitive & intransitive) If you pass something, it was ahead of you and you move so that it is now behind you.
- Please, step to the right and let faster people pass on your left.
- She was so close to the road that she could feel the wind from passing cars.
- He looked in as he passed the window.
- We passed through the tunnel and were back out into the light.
- She passed her hand across her face.
- He passed the belt through the loops in his pants.
- Did you see two people pass this way, a man and a woman, walking north?
- (law) (transitive & intransitive) If a bill, law, motion, etc. passes, it is accepted, usually after a vote.
- The House passed a law that makes it a crime to have sex with anyone under age 16.
- (transitive & intransitive) If you pass a test, exam, etc., you get a score that is good enough, often over 50%.
- You passed the test. In fact, you got 7 out of 10 correct.
- (transitive & intransitive) If time passes, it moves from future to past.
- I'm bored here. The only thing that helps me pass the time is your letters.
- They passed the night in a hotel just outside town.
- (transitive & intransitive) If a road, river, railway, etc. passes a place, it continues from one side of the place to the other side.
- They are building a 150-kilometer road that passes through Yasuni Park.
- The road from Karachi to Gadani passes the route once taken by Alexander the Great.
- (transitive & intransitive) If you pass something to someone, you give it to them, usually by hand.
- Could you pass me the salt, please?
- The book passed from hand to hand.
- I passed your name on to my manager.
- She passed the information on to the police.
- (intransitive) If something passes, it happens.
- What has passed today must remain a secret.
- (sports) (transitive & intransitive) If you pass a ball, puck, etc. you throw, kick, or hit it to another member of your team.
- He passed to Lafleur, who put the ball in for the goal.
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- (countable) A pass is a piece of paper, plastic, etc. that allows somebody to enter a building, vehicle, or area.
- We have a season's pass for the ski hill.
- (countable) A pass is a score on a test, exam, etc. that is good enough, often over 50%. Also a person or paper that gets this score.
- On the last test there were only five passes; everyone else failed.
- We have one of the highest pass rates for the exam in the state!
- (sports) (countable) A pass is a throw, kick, hit, etc. of a ball, puck, etc. to another member of your team.
- Robert's pass in front of the net is blocked by the goalie.
- (countable) A pass is a place in a mountain that is easy to travel.
- (countable) A pass is one case of a repeated action or process.
- We caught some new mistakes on the third pass.