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  1. [noun] (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls; "he worked the pitcher for a base on balls"
    Synonyms: base on balls, walk

  2. [noun] (military) a written leave of absence; "he had a pass for three days"

  3. [noun] (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate; "the coach sent in a passing play on third and long"
    Synonyms: ing play, ing game, ing

  4. [noun] the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks; "we got through the pass before it started to snow"
    Synonyms: mountain notch

  5. [noun] any authorization to pass or go somewhere; "the pass to visit had a strict time limit"
    Synonyms: port

  6. [noun] a document indicating permission to do something without restrictions; "the media representatives had special passes"
    Synonyms: laissez er

  7. [noun] a flight or run by an aircraft over a target; "the plane turned to make a second pass"

  8. [noun] a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs
    Synonyms: strait, straits

  9. [noun] a difficult juncture; "a pretty pass"; "matters came to a head yesterday"
    Synonyms: head, straits

  10. [noun] one complete cycle of operations (as by a computer); "it was not possible to complete the computation in a single pass"

  11. [noun] you advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent; "he had a bye in the first round"
    Synonyms: bye

  12. [noun] a permit to enter or leave a military installation; "he had to show his pass in order to get out"
    Synonyms: liberty chit

  13. [noun] a complementary (free) ticket; "the start got passes for his family"

  14. [noun] a usually brief attempt; "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl"
    Synonyms: crack, fling, go, whirl, offer

  15. [noun] (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team; "the pass was fumbled"
    Synonyms: toss, flip

  16. [noun] success in satisfying a test or requirement; "his future depended on his passing that test"; "he got a pass in introductory chemistry"
    Synonyms: ing, qualifying

  17. [verb] go across or through; "We passed the point where the police car had parked"; "A terrible thought went through his mind"
    Synonyms: go through, go across

  18. [verb] pass by; "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"
    Synonyms: travel by, by, surgo past, go by

  19. [verb] make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation; "They passed the amendment"; "We cannot legislate how people's spend their free time"
    Synonyms: legislate

  20. [verb] pass by; "three years elapsed"
    Synonyms: elapse, lapse, slip by, glide by, slip away, go by, slide by, go along

  21. [verb] place into the hands or custody of; "hand me the spoon, please"; "Turn the files over to me, please"; "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers"
    Synonyms: hand, reach, on, turn over, give

  22. [verb] stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point; "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"
    Synonyms: run, go, lead, extend

  23. [verb] travel past; "The sports car passed all the trucks"
    Synonyms: overtake, overhaul

  24. [verb] come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important"
    Synonyms: happen, hap, go on, off, occur, fall out, come about, take place

  25. [verb] go unchallenged; be approved; "The bill cleared the House"
    Synonyms: clear

  26. [verb] pass (time) in a specific way; "How are you spending your summer vacation?"
    Synonyms: spend

  27. [verb] guide or pass over something; "He ran his eyes over her body"; "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"; "He drew her hair through his fingers"
    Synonyms: guide, run, draw

  28. [verb] transmit information ; "Please communicate this message to all employees"
    Synonyms: communicate, on, put across

  29. [verb] disappear gradually; "The pain eventually passed off"
    Synonyms: evanesce, fade, blow over, off, fleet

  30. [verb] go successfully through a test or a selection process; "She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now"
    Synonyms: make it

  31. [verb] go beyond; "She exceeded our expectations"; "She topped her performance of last year"
    Synonyms: exceed, transcend, overstep, go past, top

  32. [verb] accept or judge as acceptable; "The teacher passed the student although he was weak"

  33. [verb] allow to go without comment or censure; "the insult passed as if unnoticed"

  34. [verb] transfer to another; of rights or property; "Our house passed under his official control"

  35. [verb] pass into a specified state or condition; "He sank into Nirvana"
    Synonyms: sink, lapse

  36. [verb] be identified, regarded, accepted, or mistaken for someone or something else; as by denying one's own ancestry or background; "He could pass as his twin brother"; "She passed as a White woman even though her grandfather was Black"

  37. [verb] throw (a ball) to another player; "Smith passed"

  38. [verb] be inherited by; "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"
    Synonyms: fall, return, devolve

  39. [verb] cause to pass; "She passed around the plates"
    Synonyms: make

  40. [verb] grant authorization or clearance for; "Clear the manuscript for publication"; "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"
    Synonyms: authorize, authorise, clear

  41. [verb] pass from physical life and lose all all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "They children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"
    Synonyms: die, decease, perish, go, exit, away, expire

  42. [verb] eliminate from the body; "Pass a kidney stone"
    Synonyms: excrete, egest, eliminate

  43. [adjective] of advancing the ball by throwing it; "a team with a good passing attack"; "a pass play"
    Synonyms: ing


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