- (in bullfighting) a maneuver by a bullfighter with the capa or muleta to gain the attention of the bull and to guide the course of its attack.
Origin of pase
1935–40; < Spanish: literally, a pass, noun use of pase let him pass, 3rd person singular present subjunctive of pasar to pass
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Examples from the Web for pase
She is her father's own child and she is like him as two pase in the pod.Her Father's Daughter
"Rest a cat in pase, Hunc e doreo" which is a furrin tongue.
Than thenglysshe archers stept forthe one pase and lette fly their arowes so hotly and so thycke that it semed snowe.
Taking my bill, he very soon filled me up a pase for every package, directing each to a different point in the North.
Item a pase to lifte her uppon her palfray covered with silver plate gilt as the qwene is grace is.Mary Tudor, Queen of France
Mary Croom Brown
- bullfighting a movement of the cape or muleta by a matador to attract the bull's attention and guide its attack
from Spanish, literally: pass
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