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repass

[ree-pas, -pahs]
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verb (used with or without object)
  1. to pass back or again.

Origin of repass

1425–75; late Middle English repassen < Middle French repasser, Old French, equivalent to re- re- + passer to pass
Related formsre·pas·sage [ree-pas-ij] /riˈpæs ɪdʒ/, noun
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v.

mid-15c., "pass again in returning," from Old French repasser; see re- "again" + pass (v.). Related: Repassed; repassing.

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