pase

[ pah-sey ]

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.

Origin of pase

1
1935–40; <Spanish: literally, a pass, noun use of pase let him pass, 3rd person singular present subjunctive of pasar to pass

Words Nearby pase

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How to use pase in a sentence

  • It ain't duck an' grane pase, but, thank God, we hev enough an' a hearty welcome wid ivery boite.

    Two Little Savages | Ernest Thompson Seton
  • 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
  • Mansur appears to have been engaged in continual wars, and to have obtained successes against Pahang, pase, and Makasar.

    The History of Sumatra | William Marsden
  • Very little is known of the military transactions of this reign, and no conquest but that of pase is recorded.

    The History of Sumatra | William Marsden

British Dictionary definitions for pase

pase

/ (ˈpɑːseɪ) /


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

Origin of pase

1
from Spanish, literally: pass

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