Definition of repass in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌrēˈpas/


1Pass again, especially on the way back.
Example sentences
  • As friends and acquaintances pass and repass they pelt one another with missiles of flowers.
  • These five varieties, with many intermediate ones, pass and repass into each other.
  • One of the most common modern examples is obstruction of the highway over which all members of the public have a right to pass and repass.
2 [with object] Pass (legislation) in an amended form or under changed conditions: Congress repassed the statute with the added interstate commerce clause
More example sentences
  • He was required to report the cancellation to Congress, which then could repass the provision as ordinary legislation under expedited procedures.
  • "The House wants to repass this energy bill for one reason alone: to put the bogey on Senate Democrats," Wicker told Muckraker.


Late Middle English: from Old French repasser.

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Syllabification: re·pass

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