Translation of "pass" - English-German dictionary

pass

verb /paːs/

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

vorbeigehen
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

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

to go or be beyond

übersteigen
This passes my understanding.

(of vehicles etc on a road) to overtake

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

to spend (time)

verbringen
They passed several weeks in the country.

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

annehmen
The government has passed a resolution.

to give or announce (a judgement or sentence)

fällen
The magistrate passed judgement on the prisoner.

to end or go away

vorübergehen
His sickness soon passed.

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

bestehen
I passed my driving test.
passable adjective

fairly good

passabel
a passable tennis player.

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

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

going past

vorbei-…
a passing car.

lasting only a short time

vorübergehend
a passing interest.

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

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

a person who is going past a place when something happens

der/die Passant(in)
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

die Losung
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

beiläufig
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

durchgehen lassen
I’ll let that pass.
pass as/for

to be mistaken for or accepted as

angesehen werden als
Some man-made materials could pass as silk
His nasty remarks pass for wit among his admirers.
pass away

to die

verscheiden
Her grandmother passed away last night.
pass the buck

to give the responsibility or blame for something to someone else

den schwarzen Peter weitergeben
She always passes the buck if she is asked to do anything.
pass by

to go past (a particular place)

vorübergehen
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

vergehen
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)

sich ausgeben als
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)

weitergeben
I passed on his message.

to die

verscheiden
His mother passed on yesterday.
pass out

to faint

ohnmächtig werden
I feel as though I’m going to pass out.

to give to several different people

ausgeben
The teacher passed out books to her class.
pass over

to ignore or overlook

übergehen
They passed him over for promotion.
pass up

not to accept (a chance, opportunity etc)

ablehnen
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–German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)