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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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