›[I or T]to go past something or someone or move in relation to it or them: I was just passing by, so I thought I'd drop in for a chat.
›[T]to go past a particular point in time: Don't buy goods which have passed their sell-by date.
›[T]to go past something by being greater in amount or degree: As the world's largest convenience store chain, it just passed McDonald's in the number of worldwide outlets.pass the $1m/€100m/£10bn, etc. markThe company is expected to pass the $10m mark by the end of this year.
›[I]if you say a situation or feeling will pass, you mean it will disappear: We're in a difficult economic situation, but it will pass eventually.
›[I or T]to be successful in an examination, course, etc.: All interviewees need to pass a basic math and literacy test.
›[T]to give something to someone: Could you pass me that file, please?
›[T]if you pass money, you give someone false or stolen money without telling them: Police have warned businesses that someone is passing stolen checks in the area.
›[I]when time passes, it goes past: A lot of time has passed since we opened our first store.
›[T]if you pass time, you spend time doing something: With more people passing time in the terminal, airport officials try to make them comfortable.
›[T]to give approval to something, especially by voting to make it law: California passed a law in September to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 25%.
›[I]to choose not to answer a question: pass on sthAsked whether he thought the FA should intervene, he replied diplomatically: 'Can I pass on this one?'
›[I]to change from one condition to another: pass from sth to sthAs new electronic gadgets fall in price, they pass from a niche product to a mass product.