English definition of “pass”
GO PAST [I, T] (also pass by) › to go past something or someone: She passed me this morning in the corridor. I was just passing by so I thought I'd stop and say hello. Cars kept passing us on the motorway.
pass (sth) over/through, etc › to go in a particular direction, or to cause something to go in a particular direction: Another plane passed over our heads. We pass through your village on the way home.
GIVE [T] › to give something to someone: Could you pass the salt, please? He passed a note to her in the meeting.
TIME [I] › If a period of time passes, it happens: Four years have passed since that day.
pass (the) time › to spend time doing something: She was eating only to pass the time.
EXAM [I, T] › to succeed at a test or an exam, or to decide that someone has been successful: I passed my driving test the first time. The examiner passed her because her spoken English was so good.
BE MORE THAN [T] › to be more than a particular level: Donations have passed the one million mark.
SPORTS [I, T] › in sports, to throw or kick a ball to someone else: Edwards passes to Brinkworth.
pass a law/motion, etc › to officially approve of something and make it into a law or rule: They passed a law banning the sale of alcohol.
GO AWAY [I] › If a feeling passes, it goes away: I know he's angry now but it'll pass.
pass judgment › to judge someone's behaviour
pass sentence › If a judge passes sentence, they state what the criminal's punishment will be.
let sth pass › to decide not to criticize someone when they say something unpleasant or they make a mistake → See also pass the buck