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pase

[pah-sey]
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noun
  1. (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.
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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 pases

Historical Examples

  • These amateurs talk learnedly upon encierros, suertes, and pases por alto.

    The Story of Seville

    Walter M. Gallichan

  • And all hailed the pases de muleta with enthusiasm, including combatant and wild beast in common approbation.

    The Blood of the Arena

    Vicente Blasco Ibez


British Dictionary definitions for pases

pase

noun
  1. bullfighting a movement of the cape or muleta by a matador to attract the bull's attention and guide its attack
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Word Origin

from Spanish, literally: pass
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