Translation of "pass" - English-German dictionary


verb /paːs/

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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)

I passed on his message.

to die

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

The teacher passed out books to her class.
pass over

to ignore or overlook

They passed him over for promotion.
pass up

not to accept (a chance, opportunity etc)

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)