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past

preposition, adverb (TIME)    /pɑːst/ US  /pæst/
A1 used to say what the time is when it is a particular number of minutes after an hour : It's five/ten/a quarter /twenty/twenty-five/ half past three. I've got to leave at twenty past or I'll miss that train .Days and times of day B2 above a particular age or further than a particular point : She's past the age where she needs a babysitter . Do what you want , I'm past caring (= I don't care any longer ).Ahead, in front and beyond
(Definition of past prepositionadverb (TIME) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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