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English definition of “pass sth/sb off as sth/sb”

pass sth/sb off as sth/sb

phrasal verb with pass     /pɑːs/ US   /pæs/ verb
to try to make people believe that someone or something is other than what they are: They were trying to pass off these shirts as genuine Armani.
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