[ ree-pas, -pahs ]

verb (used with or without object)

  1. to pass back or again.

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Other Words From

  • re·pas·sage [ree-, pas, -ij], noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of repass1

1425–75; late Middle English repassen < Middle French repasser, Old French, equivalent to re- re- + passer to pass

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Example Sentences

In walking up and down in the promenading saloon, you may pass and repass friends.

During some time projects and counterprojects continued to pass and repass between Kensington and Versailles.

The sonnet is a sort of poetical fugue in which the theme ought to pass and repass until its final resolution in a given form.

Eligible single gentlemen pass and repass-but there is no invitation for to inquire within or without.

Atoms of various size were supposed to pass and repass without cessation through cavities or pores in the human body.


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