Translation of "pass" - English-French dictionary


verb /paːs/

to move towards and then beyond (something, by going past, through, by, over etc)

passer (devant), dépasser
I pass the shops on my way to work
The procession passed along the corridor.

to move, give etc from one person, state etc to another

They passed the photographs around
The tradition is passed (on/down) from father to son.

to go or be beyond

This passes my understanding.

(of vehicles etc on a road) to overtake

The sports car passed me on a dangerous bend in the road.

to spend (time)

They passed several weeks in the country.

(of an official group, government etc) to accept or approve

The government has passed a resolution.

to give or announce (a judgement or sentence)

The magistrate passed judgement on the prisoner.

to end or go away

His sickness soon passed.

to (judge to) be successful in (an examination etc)

réussir un examen
I passed my driving test.
passable adjective

fairly good

a passable tennis player.

(of a river, road etc) able to be passed, travelled over etc

The mud has made the roads no longer passable.
passing adjective

going past

qui passe
a passing car.

lasting only a short time

a passing interest.

(of something said) casual and not made as part of a serious talk about the subject

en passant
a passing reference.
passer-by noun (plural passers-by)

a person who is going past a place when something happens

He asked the passers-by if they had seen the accident.
password noun

a secret word by which those who know it can recognize each other and be allowed to go past, enter etc

mot de passe
He was not allowed into the army camp because he did not know the password.
in passing

while doing or talking about something else; without explaining fully what one means

en passant
He told her the story, and said in passing that he did not completely believe it.
let (something) pass

to ignore something rather than take the trouble to argue

ne pas relever
I’ll let that pass.
pass as/for

to be mistaken for or accepted as

passer pour
Some man-made materials could pass as silk
His nasty remarks pass for wit among his admirers.
pass away

to die

Her grandmother passed away last night.
pass the buck

to give the responsibility or blame for something to someone else

mettre sur le dos de qqn
She always passes the buck if she is asked to do anything.
pass by

to go past (a particular place)

passer (à côté de)
I was passing by when the bride arrived at the church
She passed by the hospital on the way to the library.
pass off

(of sickness, an emotion etc) to go away

se passer
By the evening, his sickness had passed off and he felt better.
pass (something or someone) off as

to pretend that (something or someone) is (something or someone else)

(se) faire passer pour
He passed himself off as a journalist.
pass on

to give to someone else (usually something which one has been given by a third person)

faire passer
I passed on his message.

to die

His mother passed on yesterday.
pass out

to faint

perdre connaissance
I feel as though I’m going to pass out.

to give to several different people

The teacher passed out books to her class.
pass over

to ignore or overlook

passer par-dessus le dos de qqn
They passed him over for promotion.
pass up

not to accept (a chance, opportunity etc)

laisser passer
He passed up the offer of a good job.
passed is the past tense of to pass: He passed the scene of the accident. past means up to and beyond: She walked past the shops.

(Translation of “pass” from the PASSWORD English–French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)