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PASS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pass mean? 

PASS (noun)
  The noun PASS has 16 senses:

1. (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls
2. (military) a written leave of absence
3. (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate
4. the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks
5. any authorization to pass or go somewhere
6. a document indicating permission to do something without restrictions
7. a flight or run by an aircraft over a target
8. a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs
9. a difficult juncture
10. one complete cycle of operations (as by a computer)
11. you advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent
12. a permit to enter or leave a military installation
13. a complementary (free) ticket
14. a usually brief attempt
15. (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team
16. success in satisfying a test or requirement

  Familiarity information: PASS used as a noun is very familiar.


PASS (adjective)
  The adjective PASS has 1 sense:

1. of advancing the ball by throwing it

  Familiarity information: PASS used as an adjective is very rare.


PASS (verb)
  The verb PASS has 26 senses:

1. go across or through
2. pass by
3. make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation
4. pass by
5. place into the hands or custody of
6. stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point
7. travel past
8. come to pass
9. go unchallenged; be approved
10. pass (time) in a specific way
11. guide or pass over something
12. transmit information
13. disappear gradually
14. go successfully through a test or a selection process
15. go beyond
16. accept or judge as acceptable
17. allow to go without comment or censure
18. transfer to another; of rights or property
19. pass into a specified state or condition
20. be identified, regarded, accepted, or mistaken for someone or something else; as by denying one's own ancestry or background
21. throw (a ball) to another player
22. be inherited by
23. cause to pass
24. grant authorization or clearance for
25. pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
26. eliminate from the body

  Familiarity information: PASS used as a verb is very familiar.


 Dictionary entry details 


PASS (noun)


Sense 1pass [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

base on balls; pass; walk

Context example:

he worked the pitcher for a base on balls

Hypernyms ("pass" is a kind of...):

accomplishment; achievement (the action of accomplishing something)

Domain category:

baseball; baseball game (a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs)


Sense 2pass [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(military) a written leave of absence

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Context example:

he had a pass for three days

Hypernyms ("pass" is a kind of...):

leave; leave of absence (the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty)

Domain category:

armed forces; armed services; military; military machine; war machine (the military forces of a nation)


Sense 3pass [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

passing; passing game; passing play; pass

Context example:

the coach sent in a passing play on third and long

Hypernyms ("pass" is a kind of...):

football play ((American football) a play by the offensive team)

Domain category:

American football; American football game (a game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long; teams try to get possession of the ball and advance it across the opponents goal line in a series of (running or passing) plays)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "pass"):

aerial; forward pass (a pass to a receiver downfield from the passer)

lateral; lateral pass (a pass to a receiver upfield from the passer)

spot pass (a pass to a designated spot on the field; the receiver should arrive at that spot the same time the ball does)


Sense 4pass [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

mountain pass; notch; pass

Context example:

we got through the pass before it started to snow

Hypernyms ("pass" is a kind of...):

location (a point or extent in space)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "pass"):

saddle; saddleback (a pass or ridge that slopes gently between two peaks (is shaped like a saddle))

col; gap (a pass between mountain peaks)

defile; gorge (a narrow pass (especially one between mountains))

Instance hyponyms:

Khyber Pass (a mountain pass of great strategic and commercial value in the Hindu Kush on the border between northern Pakistan and western Afghanistan; a route by which invaders entered India)

Donner Pass (a mountain pass in northeastern California near Lake Tahoe; site where in 1844 some members of an emigrant party survived by eating those who had died)

Cumberland Gap (a pass through the Cumberland Mountains between Virginia and Kentucky that early settlers used in order to move west)

Brenner Pass (an Alpine mountain pass connecting Innsbruck in Austria with Bolzano in Italy that has long been a route for trade and for invasions)

Holonyms ("pass" is a part of...):

chain; chain of mountains; mountain chain; mountain range; range; range of mountains (a series of hills or mountains)


Sense 5pass [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any authorization to pass or go somewhere

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

passport; pass

Context example:

the pass to visit had a strict time limit

Hypernyms ("pass" is a kind of...):

permission (approval to do something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "pass"):

safe-conduct; safeguard (a document or escort providing safe passage through a region especially in time of war)


Sense 6pass [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A document indicating permission to do something without restrictions

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

laissez passer; pass

Context example:

the media representatives had special passes

Hypernyms ("pass" is a kind of...):

permission (approval to do something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "pass"):

ticket-of-leave (a permit formerly given to convicts allowing them to leave prison under specific restrictions)

hall pass (written permission from a teacher for a student to be out the classroom and in the halls of the school)

boarding card; boarding pass (a pass that allows you to board a ship or plane)


Sense 7pass [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A flight or run by an aircraft over a target

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

the plane turned to make a second pass

Hypernyms ("pass" is a kind of...):

flight; flying (an instance of traveling by air)


Sense 8pass [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A bad or difficult situation or state of affairs

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

straits; strait; pass

Hypernyms ("pass" is a kind of...):

situation (a complex or critical or unusual difficulty)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "pass"):

desperate straits; dire straits (a state of extreme distress)


Sense 9pass [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A difficult juncture

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

straits; pass; head

Context examples:

a pretty pass / matters came to a head yesterday

Hypernyms ("pass" is a kind of...):

juncture; occasion (an event that occurs at a critical time)


Sense 10pass [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

One complete cycle of operations (as by a computer)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Context example:

it was not possible to complete the computation in a single pass

Hypernyms ("pass" is a kind of...):

cycle; oscillation (a single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon)

Domain category:

computer; computing device; computing machine; data processor; electronic computer; information processing system (a machine for performing calculations automatically)


Sense 11pass [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

You advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

bye; pass

Context example:

he had a bye in the first round

Hypernyms ("pass" is a kind of...):

conceding; concession; yielding (the act of conceding or yielding)


Sense 12pass [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A permit to enter or leave a military installation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

liberty chit; pass

Context example:

he had to show his pass in order to get out

Hypernyms ("pass" is a kind of...):

licence; license; permit (a legal document giving official permission to do something)

Domain category:

armed forces; armed services; military; military machine; war machine (the military forces of a nation)


Sense 13pass [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A complementary (free) ticket

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

the star got passes for his family

Hypernyms ("pass" is a kind of...):

ticket (a commercial document showing that the holder is entitled to something (as to ride on public transportation or to enter a public entertainment))


Sense 14pass [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A usually brief attempt

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

fling; go; offer; whirl; crack; pass

Context examples:

he took a crack at it / I gave it a whirl

Hypernyms ("pass" is a kind of...):

attempt; effort; endeavor; endeavour; try (earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something)


Sense 15pass [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

toss; flip; pass

Context example:

the pass was fumbled

Hypernyms ("pass" is a kind of...):

throw (the act of throwing (propelling something through the air with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist))

Domain category:

athletics; sport (an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "pass"):

centering; snap ((American football) putting the ball in play by passing it (between the legs) to a back)


Sense 16pass [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Success in satisfying a test or requirement

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

qualifying; passing; pass

Context examples:

his future depended on his passing that test / he got a pass in introductory chemistry

Hypernyms ("pass" is a kind of...):

success (an attainment that is successful)


PASS (adjective)


Sense 1pass [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of advancing the ball by throwing it

Synonyms:

pass; passing

Context examples:

a team with a good passing attack / a pass play

Domain category:

football; football game (any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal)


PASS (verb)


Sense 1pass [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Go across or through

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

go across; pass; go through

Context examples:

We passed the point where the police car had parked / A terrible thought went through his mind

Hypernyms (to "pass" is one way to...):

go; locomote; move; travel (change location; move, travel, or proceed)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "pass"):

muscle (make one's way by force)

overstep; transgress; trespass (pass beyond (limits or boundaries))

negotiate (succeed in passing through, around, or over)

lock (pass by means through a lock in a waterway)

make; work (proceed along a path)

cycle (pass through a cycle)

blunder; fumble (make one's way clumsily or blindly)

crash (move violently as through a barrier)

cut (pass directly and often in haste)

break through; crack (pass through (a barrier))

squeak by; squeak through (escape)

transit (pass across (a sign or house of the zodiac) or pass across (the disk of a celestial body or the meridian of a place))

cover; cross; cut across; cut through; get across; get over; pass over; track; traverse (travel across or pass over)

infiltrate; pass through (pass through an enemy line; in a military conflict)

run (cover by running; run a certain distance)

move through; pass across; pass over; pass through; transit (make a passage or journey from one place to another)

Sentence frames:

Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP

Also:

pass over (bypass)

pass over (travel across or pass over)

pass over (make a passage or journey from one place to another)


Sense 2pass [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pass by

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

travel by; pass by; go past; pass; go by; surpass

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "pass" is one way to...):

go; locomote; move; travel (change location; move, travel, or proceed)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "pass"):

fly by; whisk by; zip by (move by very quickly)

fly by (pass by while flying)

run by (pass by while running)

skirt (pass around or about; move along the border)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something

Sentence example:

These cars won't pass


Sense 3pass [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

legislate; pass

Context examples:

They passed the amendment / We cannot legislate how people's spend their free time

Hypernyms (to "pass" is one way to...):

enact; ordain (order by virtue of superior authority; decree)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something


Sense 4pass [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pass by

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

go by; slip by; glide by; elapse; slide by; slip away; go along; pass; lapse

Context example:

three years elapsed

Hypernyms (to "pass" is one way to...):

advance; go on; march on; move on; pass on; progress (move forward, also in the metaphorical sense)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "pass"):

fell; fly; vanish (pass away rapidly)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP


Sense 5pass [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Place into the hands or custody of

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

turn over; pass on; hand; pass; reach; give

Context examples:

hand me the spoon, please / Turn the files over to me, please / He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers

Hypernyms (to "pass" is one way to...):

transfer (cause to change ownership)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "pass"):

entrust; leave (put into the care or protection of someone)

commit; confide; entrust; intrust; trust (confer a trust upon)

free; give up; release; relinquish; resign (part with a possession or right)

deliver; fork out; fork over; fork up; get in; hand over; render; turn in (to surrender someone or something to another)

deal (give (a specific card) to a player)

slip; sneak (pass on stealthily)

give (leave with; give temporarily)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody something
Somebody ----s something to somebody

Sentence examples:

They pass the food to the people
They pass the people the food

Also:

pass on (refer to another person for decision or judgment)

pass on (tell or deposit (information) knowledge)

pass on (give to or transfer possession of)

pass on (transmit information)


Sense 6pass [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

extend; run; lead; pass; go

Context examples:

Service 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

Hypernyms (to "pass" is one way to...):

be (occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "pass"):

go deep; go far (extend in importance or range)

radiate; ray (extend or spread outward from a center or focus or inward towards a center)

come (extend or reach)

Sentence frame:

Something is ----ing PP


Sense 7pass [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Travel past

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

overhaul; overtake; pass

Context example:

The sports car passed all the trucks

Hypernyms (to "pass" is one way to...):

advance; go on; march on; move on; pass on; progress (move forward, also in the metaphorical sense)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "pass"):

get by (pass or move in front of)

clear; top (pass by, over, or under without making contact)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something

Sentence example:

These cars won't pass


Sense 8pass [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Come to pass

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

occur; happen; hap; take place; come about; go on; pass off; fall out; pass

Context examples:

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

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "pass"):

come around; roll around (happen regularly)

happen; materialise; materialize (come into being; become reality)

bechance; befall; happen (happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance)

bechance; befall; betide (become of; happen to)

coincide; concur (happen simultaneously)

backfire; backlash; recoil (come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect)

chance (be the case by chance)

break (happen or take place)

fall; shine; strike (touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly)

turn out (prove to be in the result or end)

contemporise; contemporize; synchronise; synchronize (happen at the same time)

come off; go off; go over (happen in a particular manner)

recur; repeat (happen or occur again)

develop (be gradually disclosed or unfolded; become manifest)

break; develop; recrudesce (happen)

arise; come up (result or issue)

intervene (occur between other event or between certain points of time)

transpire (come about, happen, or occur)

give (occur)

operate (happen)

supervene (take place as an additional or unexpected development)

go; proceed (follow a certain course)

come (come to pass; arrive, as in due course)

fall (occur at a specified time or place)

anticipate (be a forerunner of or occur earlier than)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP
It ----s that CLAUSE


Sense 9pass [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Go unchallenged; be approved

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

clear; pass

Context example:

The bill cleared the House

Hypernyms (to "pass" is one way to...):

bring home the bacon; come through; deliver the goods; succeed; win (attain success or reach a desired goal)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "pass"):

clear (pass an inspection or receive authorization)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 10pass [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pass (time) in a specific way

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

spend; pass

Context example:

How are you spending your summer vacation?

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "pass"):

overwinter; winter (spend the winter)

sojourn (spend a certain length of time; reside temporarily)

get through; while away (spend or pass, as with boredom or in a pleasant manner; of time)

do; serve (spend time in prison or in a labor camp)

holiday; vacation (spend or take a vacation)

misspend (spend time badly or unwisely)

piddle; piddle away; trifle; wanton; wanton away (waste time; spend one's time idly or inefficiently)

weekend (spend the weekend)

put in (devote (time, effort, etc.) to a task)

christmas (spend Christmas)

sunday (spend Sunday)

lead (pass or spend)

soldier (serve as a soldier in the military)

summer (spend the summer)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 11pass [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Guide or pass over something

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

guide; pass; run; draw

Context examples:

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

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "pass"):

thread (pass a thread through)

thread (pass through or into)

rub (move over something with pressure)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something PP

Also:

pass around (cause to become widely known)

pass over (rub with a circular motion)


Sense 12pass [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Transmit information

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

communicate; pass along; put across; pass on; pass

Context examples:

Please communicate this message to all employees / pass along the good news

Hypernyms (to "pass" is one way to...):

communicate; convey; transmit (transfer to another)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "pass"):

display; reveal; show (make clear and visible)

message (send a message to)

message (send as a message)

deliver; render; return (pass down)

carry (pass on a communication)

acknowledge; receipt (report the receipt of)

bespeak; call for; quest; request (express the need or desire for; ask for)

get across; put over (communicate successfully)

relay (pass along)

send a message (give or constitute a signal, not necessarily verbally)

implant; plant (put firmly in the mind)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Sense 13pass [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Disappear gradually

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

evanesce; blow over; fleet; fade; pass off; pass

Context example:

The pain eventually passed off

Hypernyms (to "pass" is one way to...):

disappear; go away; vanish (get lost, as without warning or explanation)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP


Sense 14pass [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Go successfully through a test or a selection process

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

make it; pass

Context example:

She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now

Hypernyms (to "pass" is one way to...):

bring home the bacon; come through; deliver the goods; succeed; win (attain success or reach a desired goal)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "pass"):

ace; breeze through; nail; pass with flying colors; sail through; sweep through (succeed at easily)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something

Antonym:

fail (fail to get a passing grade)


Sense 15pass [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Go beyond

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

top; exceed; go past; overstep; transcend; pass

Context examples:

She exceeded our expectations / She topped her performance of last year

Hypernyms (to "pass" is one way to...):

excel; stand out; surpass (distinguish oneself)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 16pass [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Accept or judge as acceptable

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context example:

The teacher passed the student although he was weak

Hypernyms (to "pass" is one way to...):

evaluate; judge; pass judgment (form a critical opinion of)

Cause:

make it; pass (go successfully through a test or a selection process)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

Antonym:

fail (judge unacceptable)


Sense 17pass [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Allow to go without comment or censure

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context example:

the insult passed as if unnoticed

Hypernyms (to "pass" is one way to...):

allow; let; permit (make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 18pass [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Transfer to another; of rights or property

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

Our house passed under his official control

Hypernyms (to "pass" is one way to...):

change (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP


Sense 19pass [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pass into a specified state or condition

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

lapse; sink; pass

Context example:

He sank into Nirvana

Hypernyms (to "pass" is one way to...):

move (go or proceed from one point to another)

Sentence frames:

Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 20pass [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be identified, regarded, accepted, or mistaken for someone or something else; as by denying one's own ancestry or background

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context examples:

He could pass as his twin brother / She passed as a White woman even though her grandfather was Black

Hypernyms (to "pass" is one way to...):

be (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun))

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 21pass [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Throw (a ball) to another player

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

Smith passed

Hypernyms (to "pass" is one way to...):

throw (project through the air)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody something
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Sense 22pass [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be inherited by

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

devolve; return; fall; pass

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "pass" is one way to...):

change hands; change owners (be transferred to another owner)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "pass"):

fall; light (fall to somebody by assignment or lot)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s somebody


Sense 23pass [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to pass

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

make pass; pass

Context example:

She passed around the plates

Cause:

go across; go through; pass (go across or through)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "pass"):

lead; run (cause something to pass or lead somewhere)

pass through (cause to move through)

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

cycle (cause to go through a recurring sequence)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 24pass [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Grant authorization or clearance for

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

authorize; authorise; clear; pass

Context examples:

Clear the manuscript for publication / The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography

Hypernyms (to "pass" is one way to...):

allow; countenance; let; permit (consent to, give permission)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "pass"):

formalise; formalize; validate (declare or make legally valid)

commission (charge with a task)

certify; licence; license (authorize officially)

declare (authorize payments of)

approve; O.K.; okay; sanction (give sanction to)

certificate (authorize by certificate)

approbate (approve or sanction officially)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE


Sense 25pass [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

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

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "pass" is one way to...):

change state; turn (undergo a transformation or a change of position or action)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "pass"):

succumb; yield (be fatally overwhelmed)

fall (die, as in battle or in a hunt)

famish; starve (die of food deprivation)

predecease (die before; die earlier than)

drown (die from being submerged in water, getting water into the lungs, and asphyxiating)

buy it; pip out (be killed or die)

asphyxiate; stifle; suffocate (be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen)

abort (cease development, die, and be aborted)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 26pass [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Eliminate from the body

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

excrete; egest; eliminate; pass

Context example:

Pass a kidney stone

Hypernyms (to "pass" is one way to...):

discharge; eject; expel; release (eliminate (substances) from the body)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "pass"):

barf; be sick; cast; cat; chuck; disgorge; honk; puke; purge; regorge; regurgitate; retch; sick; spew; spue; throw up; upchuck; vomit; vomit up (eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth)

ca-ca; crap; defecate; make; shit; stool; take a crap; take a shit (have a bowel movement)

empty; evacuate; void (excrete or discharge from the body)

urinate (pass after the manner of urine)

make; make water; micturate; pass water; pee; pee-pee; piddle; piss; puddle; relieve oneself; spend a penny; take a leak; urinate; wee; wee-wee (eliminate urine)

exudate; exude; ooze; ooze out; transude (release (a liquid) in drops or small quantities)

perspire; sudate; sweat (excrete perspiration through the pores in the skin)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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"A horse aged thirty: don't add any more years." (Corsican proverb)

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