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Idioms for pass

Origin of pass

First recorded in 1175–1225; (verb) Middle English passen, from Old French passer, from unattested Vulgar Latin passāre, derivative of Latin passus “step, pace” (see pace1;); (noun) Middle English; in part from Middle French passe (noun derivative of passer ), in part from Middle English, noun derivative of passen

synonym study for pass

76b. See die1.

OTHER WORDS FROM pass

passless, adjectiveoutpass, verb (used with object)subpass, noun

Definition for pass (2 of 3)

Pass
[ pas ]
/ pæs /

noun

Joe Joseph Anthony Jacobi Passalaqua, 1929–94, U.S. jazz guitarist.

Definition for pass (3 of 3)

pass.

abbreviation

passenger.
passim.
passive.
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British Dictionary definitions for pass (1 of 2)

pass
/ (pɑːs) /

verb

noun

interjection

bridge a call indicating that a player has no bid to make

Word Origin for pass

C13: from Old French passer to pass, surpass, from Latin passūs step, pace 1

British Dictionary definitions for pass (2 of 2)

pass.

abbreviation for

passive
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Medical definitions for pass

pass
[ păs ]

v.

To go across; go through.
To cause to move into a certain position.
To cease to exist; die.
To be voided from the body.
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Idioms and Phrases with pass

pass

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