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[n] success in satisfying a test or requirement; "his future depended on his passing that test"; "he got a pass in introductory chemistry"
[n] (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team; "the pass was fumbled"
[n] (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls; "he worked the pitcher for a base on balls"
[n] a flight or run by an aircraft over a target; "the plane turned to make a second pass"
[n] a football play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate; "the coach sent in a passing play on third and long"
[n] a usually brief attempt; "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl"
[n] a complementary (free) ticket; "the start got passes for his family"
[n] a permit to enter or leave a military installation; "he had to show his pass in order to get out"
[n] a document indicating permission to do something without restrictions; "the media representatives had special passes"
[n] any authorization to pass or go somewhere; "the pass to visit had a strict time limit"
[n] you advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent; "he had a bye in the first round"
[n] one complete cycle of operations (as by a computer); "it was not possible to complete the computation in a single pass"
[n] a difficult juncture; "a pretty pass"; "matters came to a head yesterday"
[n] 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"
[n] a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs
[n] (military) a written leave of absence; "he had a pass for three days"
[v] eliminate from the body; "Pass a kidney stone"
[v] come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important"
[v] 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"
[v] disappear gradually; as of emotions, for example; "The pain eventually passed off"
[v] transmit information ; "Please communicate this message to all employees"
[v] grant authorization or clearance for; "Clear the manuscript for publication"; "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"
[v] 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"
[v] make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation; "They passed the amendment"; "We cannot legislate how people's spend their free time"
[v] pass into a specified state or condition; "He sank into Nirvana"
[v] travel past, as of a vehicle; "The sports car passed all the trucks"
[v] go across or through; "We passed the point where the police car had parked"; "A terrible thought went through his mind"
[v] 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"
[v] cause to pass; "She passed around the plates"
[v] pass by, as of time
[v] transfer to another; of rights or property; "Our house passed under his official control"
[v] 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"
[v] place into the hands or custody of; "Turn the files over to me, please"; "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers"
[v] throw (a ball) to another player; "Smith passed"
[v] allow to go without comment or censure; "the insult passed as if unnoticed"
[v] go unchallenged; be approved; "The bill cleared the House"
[v] accept or judge as acceptable; "The teacher passed the student although he was weak"
[v] go successfully through a test or a selection process; "She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now"
[v] go beyond; "She exceeded out expectations"; "She topped her performance of last year"
[v] 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"
[v] pass in a specific way; as of time; "How are you spending your summer vacation?"
[v] 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"

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