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  • n  (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls
  • n  (military) a written leave of absence
    he had a pass for three days
  • n  (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate
    the coach sent in a passing play on third and long
  • n  the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks
    we got through the pass before it started to snow
  • n  any authorization to pass or go somewhere
    the pass to visit had a strict time limit
  • n  a document indicating permission to do something without restrictions
    the media representatives had special passes
  • n  a flight or run by an aircraft over a target
    the plane turned to make a second pass
  • n  a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs
  • n  a difficult juncture
    a pretty pass
  • n  one complete cycle of operations (as by a computer)
    it was not possible to complete the computation in a single pass
  • n  you advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent
  • n  a permit to enter or leave a military installation
    he had to show his pass in order to get out
  • n  a complimentary ticket
    the star got passes for his family
  • n  a usually brief attempt
  • n  (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team
    the pass was fumbled
  • n  success in satisfying a test or requirement
    his future depended on his passing that test
    he got a pass in introductory chemistry
  • n  (ballet) a step in dancing (especially in classical ballet)
  • v  go across or through
    We passed the point where the police car had parked
  • v  move past
    A black limousine passed by when she looked out the window
    He passed his professor in the hall
    One line of soldiers surpassed the other
  • v  make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation
    They passed the amendment
  • v  pass by
  • v  place into the hands or custody of
  • v  stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point
  • v  travel past
    The sports car passed all the trucks
  • v  come to pass
  • v  go unchallenged; be approved
  • v  pass time in a specific way
  • v  pass over, across, or through
  • v  transmit information
    pass along the good news
  • v  disappear gradually
    The pain eventually passed off
  • v  go successfully through a test or a selection process
    She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now
  • v  be superior or better than some standard
  • v  accept or judge as acceptable
    The teacher passed the student although he was weak
  • v  allow to go without comment or censure
    the insult passed as if unnoticed
  • v  transfer to another; of rights or property
    Our house passed under his official control
  • v  pass into a specified state or condition
  • v  throw (a ball) to another player
    Smith passed
  • v  be inherited by
  • v  cause to pass
    She passed around the plates
  • v  grant authorization or clearance for
  • v  pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
  • v  eliminate from the body
  • a  of advancing the ball by throwing it
    a team with a good passing attack
    a pass play

  • Never mind GM, there's a strong reason why Magna International should take a pass the Opel deal: it could lose some big customers.
  • The pass lists the African's name, birthplace, and tribal affiliation, contains his picture and serial number, has space for a receipt to prove that he has paid his taxes and to .
  • Most teams settled for the safer kick (chances of success: about 65%) rather than risk the run or pass (chances: about 35%), especially if they scored first.
News & Articles

  • Aransas Pass police look for man, woman involved in Bealls theft (Video)
    Aransas Pass police are looking for a man and woman who stole from a department store in the 1900 block of W. Wheeler Avenue June 4.
    June 13, 2013 - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
  • Grants Pass Sobering Center Possibility
    GRANTS PASS, Ore. — People who are too intoxicated on drugs or alcohol only have the hospital to sober up in Grants Pass but that could soon change. The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety and the Gospel Rescue Mission are discussing the possibility of a sobering center similar to the William Moore center in … Continue reading »
    June 13, 2013 - NewsWatch 12 Medford - Klamath Falls
  • Boca Grande Pass: The Tarpon Capital of the World
    Boca Grande Pass, which sits at the mouth of Charlotte Harbor, is an approximately 2,200-foot waterway separating Gasparilla and Cayo Costa Islands. Inside the main 40-foot channel of the pass, there are several deeper ledges, with the “Lighthouse Hole,” which plummets nearly 80 feet, being the deepest.
    June 12, 2013 - Naples Daily News

  • Dan Gilbert in Washington Post
    He has gotten a free pass,Gilbert said in a phone interview with The AP. "People have covered up for (James) for way too long. Tonight we saw who he really is."
  • Jay Pasachoff in The Associated Press
    I am sad that so few people will be able to view this year's eclipse since it doesn't pass over major cities,Pasachoff said in an e-mail.
  • Miroslav Klose in The Canadian Press
    Our plan was to win possession quickly and then try to keep it, to pass the ball around,striker Miroslav Klose said.

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