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DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?

"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
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Idioms for pass

Origin of pass

1175–1225; (v.) Middle English passen < Old French passer < Vulgar Latin *passāre, derivative of Latin passus step, pace1; (noun) Middle English; in part < Middle French passe (noun derivative of passer), in part noun derivative of passen

synonym study for pass

35, 76b, 79. See die1.

OTHER WORDS FROM pass

pass·less, adjectiveout·pass, verb (used with object)sub·pass, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pass over (1 of 2)

pass over

verb

(tr, adverb) to take no notice of; disregardthey passed me over in the last round of promotions
(intr, preposition) to disregard (something bad or embarrassing)we shall pass over your former faults

British Dictionary definitions for pass over (2 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
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Medical definitions for pass over

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 over (1 of 2)

pass over

1

See pass by, def. 2.

2

See pass away.

Idioms and Phrases with pass over (2 of 2)

pass

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