Translation of "pass" - English-Italian dictionary


verb uk /pɑːs/

A2 to succeed at a test or an exam

passare, essere promosso
I passed my driving test the first time.

B1 to go past something or someone

passare, passare davanti a, sorpassare
She passed me this morning on the street.
Cars kept passing us on the motorway.

B1 to go in a particular direction

Another plane passed over our heads.
We pass through your neighbourhood on the way home.

B1 to give something to someone

Could you pass the salt, please?

B1 If a period of time passes, it happens.

Four years have passed since that day.
pass (the) time

to spend time doing something

(far) passare il tempo
We played a few games to pass the time.
pass a law, measure, etc.

to officially approve something and make it into a law or rule

approvare una legge, un decreto, ecc.
The government passed a law to restrict the sale of guns.

in sports, to throw or kick a ball to someone else

Edwards passes to Brinkworth.

(Translation of “pass verb” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)