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free passnoun [C]

uk   /ˌfriː ˈpɑːs/  us   /ˌfriː ˈpæs/
a document giving the right to travel on public transport or go to a theatre, cinema, or museum without paying: Annie's the film critic for the local radio station, so she has a free pass for all the cinemas in the area.
an official document giving the right to travel anywhere without being limited: She managed to obtain a free pass which even allowed her to visit sensitive military areas.
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