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English adjective: pass

1. pass of advancing the ball by throwing it


SamplesA team with a good passing attack.
A pass play.


Synonymspassing


Domain categoryfootball, football game


Antonymsrunning


English noun: pass

1. pass (act) (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls


SamplesHe worked the pitcher for a base on balls.


Synonymsbase on balls, walk


Broader (hypernym)accomplishment, achievement


Domain categorybaseball, baseball game

2. pass (time) (military) a written leave of absence


SamplesHe had a pass for three days.


Broader (hypernym)leave, leave of absence


Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

3. pass (act) (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate


SamplesThe coach sent in a passing play on third and long.


Synonymspassing, passing game, passing play


Broader (hypernym)football play


Narrower (hyponym)aerial, forward pass, lateral, lateral pass, spot pass


Domain categoryAmerican football, American football game

4. pass (object) the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks


SamplesWe got through the pass before it started to snow.


Synonymsmountain pass, notch


Broader (hypernym)location


Narrower (hyponym)col, defile, gap, gorge, saddle, saddleback


Instance hyponymBrenner Pass, Cumberland Gap, Donner Pass, Khyber Pass


Part meronymchain, chain of mountains, mountain chain, mountain range, range, range of mountains

5. pass (communication) any authorization to pass or go somewhere


SamplesThe pass to visit had a strict time limit.


Synonymspassport


Broader (hypernym)permission


Narrower (hyponym)safe-conduct, safeguard

6. pass (communication) a document indicating permission to do something without restrictions


SamplesThe media representatives had special passes.


Synonymslaissez passer


Broader (hypernym)permission


Narrower (hyponym)boarding card, boarding pass, hall pass, ticket-of-leave

7. pass (act) a flight or run by an aircraft over a target


SamplesThe plane turned to make a second pass.


Broader (hypernym)flight, flying

8. pass (state) a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs


Synonymsstrait, straits


Broader (hypernym)situation


Narrower (hyponym)desperate straits, dire straits

9. pass (event) a difficult juncture


SamplesA pretty pass.
Matters came to a head yesterday.


Synonymshead, straits


Broader (hypernym)juncture, occasion

10. pass (event) one complete cycle of operations (as by a computer)


SamplesIt was not possible to complete the computation in a single pass.


Broader (hypernym)cycle, oscillation


Domain categorycomputer, computing device, computing machine, data processor, electronic computer, information processing system

11. pass (communication) you advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent


SamplesHe had a bye in the first round.


Synonymsbye


Broader (hypernym)conceding, concession, yielding

12. pass (communication) a permit to enter or leave a military installation


SamplesHe had to show his pass in order to get out.


Synonymsliberty chit


Broader (hypernym)licence, license, permit


Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

13. pass (communication) a complimentary ticket


SamplesThe star got passes for his family.


Broader (hypernym)ticket

14. pass (act) a usually brief attempt


SamplesHe took a crack at it.
I gave it a whirl.


Synonymscrack, fling, go, offer, whirl


Broader (hypernym)attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try

15. pass (act) (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team


SamplesThe pass was fumbled.


Synonymsflip, toss


Broader (hypernym)throw


Narrower (hyponym)centering, snap


Domain categoryathletics, sport

16. pass (act) success in satisfying a test or requirement


SamplesHis future depended on his passing that test.
He got a pass in introductory chemistry.


Synonymspassing, qualifying


Broader (hypernym)success


Antonymsflunk, failing


English verb: pass

1. pass (motion) go across or through


SamplesWe passed the point where the police car had parked.
A terrible thought went through his mind.


Synonymsgo across, go through


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel


Narrower (hyponym)blunder, break through, cover, crack, crash, cross, cut, cut across, cut through, cycle, fumble, get across, get over, infiltrate, lock, make, move through, muscle, negociate, negotiate, overstep, pass across, pass over, pass over, pass through, pass through, run, squeak by, squeak through, track, transgress, transit, transit, traverse, trespass, work

2. pass (motion) move past


SamplesA black limousine passed by when she looked out the window.
He passed his professor in the hall.
One line of soldiers surpassed the other.


ExamplesThese cars won't pass


Synonymsgo by, go past, pass by, surpass, travel by


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel


Narrower (hyponym)fly by, fly by, run by, skirt, whisk by, zip by

3. pass (social) make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation


SamplesThey passed the amendment.
We cannot legislate how people spend their free time.


Synonymslegislate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)enact, ordain

4. pass (motion) pass by


SamplesThree years elapsed.


Synonymselapse, glide by, go along, go by, lapse, slide by, slip away, slip by


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)advance, go on, march on, move on, pass on, progress


Narrower (hyponym)fell, fly, vanish

5. pass (possession) place into the hands or custody of


SamplesHand me the spoon, please.
Turn the files over to me, please.
He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers.


ExamplesThey pass the food to the people, They pass the people the food


Synonymsgive, hand, pass on, reach, turn over


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)transfer


Narrower (hyponym)commit, confide, deal, deliver, entrust, entrust, fork out, fork over, fork up, free, give, give up, hand over, intrust, leave, release, relinquish, render, resign, slip, sneak, trust, turn in

6. pass (stative) stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point


SamplesService 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 extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets.


Synonymsextend, go, lead, run


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)be


Narrower (hyponym)come, go deep, go far, radiate, ray


Verb grouprange, run

7. pass (motion) travel past


SamplesThe sports car passed all the trucks.


ExamplesThese cars won't pass


Synonymsoverhaul, overtake


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)advance, go on, march on, move on, pass on, progress


Narrower (hyponym)clear, get by, top

8. pass (change) come to pass


SamplesWhat is happening?.
The meeting took place off without an incidence.
Nothing occurred that seemed important.


Synonymscome about, fall out, go on, hap, happen, occur, pass off, take place


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
It ----s that CLAUSE


Narrower (hyponym)anticipate, arise, backfire, backlash, bechance, bechance, befall, befall, betide, break, break, chance, coincide, come, come around, come off, come up, concur, contemporise, contemporize, develop, develop, fall, fall, give, go, go off, go over, happen, happen, intervene, materialise, materialize, operate, proceed, recoil, recrudesce, recur, repeat, result, roll around, shine, strike, supervene, synchronise, synchronize, transpire, turn out

9. pass (social) go unchallenged; be approved


SamplesThe bill cleared the House.


Synonymsclear


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bring home the bacon, come through, deliver the goods, succeed, win


Narrower (hyponym)clear

10. pass (stative) pass time in a specific way


SamplesHow are you spending your summer vacation?.


Synonymsspend


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)do, get through, holiday, overwinter, serve, slum, sojourn, soldier, summer, vacation, weekend, while away, winter

11. pass (contact) pass over, across, or through


SamplesHe ran his eyes over her body.
She ran her fingers along the carved figurine.
He drew her hair through his fingers.


Synonymsdraw, guide, run


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Narrower (hyponym)rub, thread, thread


Verb groupdraw, lead, run, string, thread

12. pass (communication) transmit information


SamplesPlease communicate this message to all employees.
Pass along the good news.


Synonymscommunicate, pass along, pass on, put across


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)communicate, convey, transmit


Narrower (hyponym)acknowledge, bespeak, call for, carry, deliver, get across, implant, message, message, plant, put over, quest, receipt, relay, render, request, return, send a message

13. pass (change) disappear gradually


SamplesThe pain eventually passed off.


Synonymsblow over, evanesce, fade, fleet, pass off


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)disappear, go away, vanish

14. pass (social) go successfully through a test or a selection process


SamplesShe passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now.


Synonymsmake it


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bring home the bacon, come through, deliver the goods, succeed, win


Narrower (hyponym)ace, breeze through, nail, pass with flying colors, sail through, sweep through


Antonymsflunk, flush it, bomb, fail

15. pass (stative) be superior or better than some standard


SamplesShe exceeded our expectations.
She topped her performance of last year.


Synonymsexceed, go past, overstep, top, transcend


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)excel, stand out, surpass

16. pass (social) accept or judge as acceptable


SamplesThe teacher passed the student although he was weak.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)evaluate, judge, pass judgment


Causemake it, pass


Antonymsfail

17. pass (social) allow to go without comment or censure


SamplesThe insult passed as if unnoticed.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)allow, let, permit

18. pass (possession) transfer to another; of rights or property


SamplesOur house passed under his official control.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)change

19. pass (motion) pass into a specified state or condition


SamplesHe sank into nirvana.


Synonymslapse, sink


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)move

20. pass (possession) throw (a ball) to another player


SamplesSmith passed.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)throw

21. pass (possession) be inherited by


SamplesThe estate fell to my sister.
The land returned to the family.
The estate devolved to an heir that everybody had assumed to be dead.


Synonymsdevolve, fall, return


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)change hands, change owners


Narrower (hyponym)fall, light


Verb groupaccrue, fall

22. pass (motion) cause to pass


SamplesShe passed around the plates.


Synonymsmake pass


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)cycle, lead, pass off, pass through, run


Causego across, go through, pass

23. pass (communication) grant authorization or clearance for


SamplesClear the manuscript for publication.
The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography.


Synonymsauthorise, authorize, clear


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)allow, countenance, let, permit


Narrower (hyponym)approbate, approve, certificate, certify, commission, declare, formalise, formalize, licence, license, O.K., okay, sanction, validate

24. pass (change) pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life


SamplesShe died from cancer.
The children perished in the fire.
The patient went peacefully.
The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102.


Synonymsbuy the farm, cash in one's chips, choke, conk, croak, decease, die, drop dead, exit, expire, give-up the ghost, go, kick the bucket, pass away, perish, pop off, snuff it


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)change state, turn


Narrower (hyponym)abort, asphyxiate, buy it, drown, fall, famish, pip out, predecease, starve, stifle, succumb, suffocate, yield


Verb groupbreak, break down, conk out, die, die, fail, give out, give way, go, go bad


Antonymsbe born

25. pass (body) eliminate from the body


SamplesPass a kidney stone.


Synonymsegest, eliminate, excrete


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)discharge, eject, exhaust, expel, release


Narrower (hyponym)barf, be sick, ca-ca, cast, cat, chuck, crap, defecate, disgorge, empty, evacuate, exudate, exude, honk, make, make, make water, micturate, ooze, ooze out, pass water, pee, pee-pee, perspire, piddle, piss, puddle, puke, purge, regorge, regurgitate, relieve oneself, retch, shit, sick, spend a penny, spew, spue, stool, sudate, sweat, take a crap, take a leak, take a shit, throw up, transude, upchuck, urinate, urinate, void, vomit, vomit up, wee, wee-wee









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