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  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 pase

Historical Examples

  • She is her father's own child and she is like him as two pase in the pod.

    Her Father's Daughter

    Gene Stratton-Porter

  • "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.

British Dictionary definitions for pase


  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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