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English verb: pass off

1. pass off (perception) be accepted as something or somebody in a false character or identity


SamplesShe passed off as a Russian agent.


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


Broader (hypernym)appear, look, seem

2. pass off (communication) disregard


SamplesShe passed off the insult.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)brush aside, brush off, discount, dismiss, disregard, ignore, push aside

3. pass off (motion) cause to be circulated and accepted in a false character or identity


SamplesShe passed the glass off as diamonds.
He passed himself off as a secret agent.


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


Broader (hypernym)make pass, pass

4. pass off (change) disappear gradually


SamplesThe pain eventually passed off.


Synonymsblow over, evanesce, fade, fleet, pass


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


Broader (hypernym)disappear, go away, vanish

5. pass off (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, 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

6. pass off (body) expel (gases or odors)


Synonymsbreathe, emit


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


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


Narrower (hyponym)belch, bubble, bubble, burp, emanate, eruct, exhale, force out, give forth, radiate









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