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

OTHER WORDS FROM pass

pass·less, adjectiveout·pass, verb (used with object)sub·pass, noun

synonym study for pass

35, 76b, 79. See die1.
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British Dictionary definitions for pass up (1 of 2)

pass up

verb (tr, adverb)

informal to let go by; ignoreI won't pass up this opportunity
to take no notice of (someone)

British Dictionary definitions for pass up (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 up

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 up (1 of 2)

pass up

Let go by, reject, as in I can't believe Betty passed up the chocolate cake, or This opportunity is too good to pass up. [Colloquial; late 1800s]

Idioms and Phrases with pass up (2 of 2)

pass

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