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pass

verb (GO PAST)    /pɑːs/ US  /pæs/
B1 [I or T] to go past something or someone or move in relation to it, him, or her: I passed him on the stairs this morning . You should only pass a slower vehicle if it is safe to do so. If you pass a supermarket , could you get me some milk ? I was just passing by (= going past the place where you are), so I thought I'd drop in for a chat . A momentary look of anxiety passed across his face . A cloud passed over the sun .General words for movement [T] to go past a particular point in time : Don't buy goods that have passed their sell-by date .Spending time and time passing C2 [T] to go past something by being greater in amount or degree : The company's turnover is expected to pass the $10 million mark by the end of this year . C2 [I] If you say a state or feeling will pass, you mean it will disappear : Don't worry , his depression is only temporary - it'll soon pass.Appearing and disappearing
(Definition of pass verb (GO PAST) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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