(intr) to go or move past
(tr, adverb) to overlook or disregardto pass by difficult problems
Discover The Influence Of Portuguese On English Via This Quiz!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Words nearby pass by
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Idioms and Phrases with pass by
Proceed past something, as in If you pass by a white house, you've gone too far. [c. 1300]
Also, pass over. Disregard, overlook, as in Just pass by the first few pages and you'll get to the basics, or Ralph was passed over for promotion. [1300s]
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