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Translation of "pass" - English-French dictionary

pass

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 transmettre They passed the photographs around The tradition is passed (on/down) from father to son. to go or be beyond dépasser This passes my understanding. (of vehicles etc on a road) to overtake dépasser The sports car passed me on a dangerous bend in the road. to spend (time) passer They passed several weeks in the country. (of an official group, government etc) to accept or approve voter The government has passed a resolution. to give or announce (a judgement or sentence) rendre The magistrate passed judgement on the prisoner. to end or go away passer 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 passable a passable tennis player. (of a river, road etc) able to be passed, travelled over etc praticable The mud has made the roads no longer passable. passing adjective going past qui passe a passing car. lasting only a short time passager 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 passant/-ante 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 mourir 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 mourir 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 distribuer 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.
(Definition of pass from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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