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[ree-pas, -pahs]
verb (used with or without object)
  1. to pass back or again.
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Origin of repass

1425–75; late Middle English repassen < Middle French repasser, Old French, equivalent to re- re- + passer to pass
Related formsre·pas·sage [ree-pas-ij] /riˈpæs ɪdʒ/, noun
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Historical Examples of repassage

  • The stone, when examined, bore those marks of friction which passage and repassage over it will always give.

    Aaron Trow

    Anthony Trollope

  • From Poulmorland vnto Bodnecke village halfe a mile, where the passage and repassage is commonlie to Fawy.

  • Repassage; is passing over the dead surfaces a second coat of deadening glue, which must be hotter than the first.

Word Origin and History for repassage


early 15c., from Old French repassage; see re- + passage.

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mid-15c., "pass again in returning," from Old French repasser; see re- "again" + pass (v.). Related: Repassed; repassing.

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