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pass1 British & World English

Move or cause to move in a specified direction

pass2 British & World English

A route over or through mountains

let something go British & World English

Choose not to react to an action or remark

pass go British & World English

Successfully complete the first stage of an undertaking

back pass British & World English

A deliberate pass to one’s own goalkeeper (who is not allowed to pick up the ball if the pass was kicked)

bus pass British & World English

A card, ticket, or permit entitling the holder to travel by bus, typically for a particular period of time or within a particular area

pass off British & World English

(Of proceedings) happen or be concluded in a specified, usually satisfactory way

pass out British & World English

Become unconscious

pass door British & World English

A door in a theatre connecting the backstage area and the auditorium

pass-fail British & World English

Denoting a class, course, or system of grading in which the only two grades given are “pass” and “fail.”

pass key British & World English

A key to the door of a restricted area, given only to those who are officially allowed access

pass laws British & World English

A body of laws in operation in South Africa under apartheid, controlling the rights of black people to residence and travel and implemented by means of identity documents compulsorily carried

pass mark British & World English

The minimum mark needed to pass an examination

free pass British & World English

An authorization of free admission or travel

wall pass British & World English

A short pass to a teammate who immediately returns it; a one-two

high-pass British & World English

(Of a filter) transmitting all frequencies above a certain value

low-pass British & World English

(Of a filter) transmitting all frequencies below a certain value

Salang Pass British & World English

A high-altitude route across the Hindu Kush in Afghanistan. A road and tunnel were built by the Soviet Union during the 1960s to improve the supply route to Kabul

screen pass British & World English

A forward pass to a player protected by a screen of blockers

shovel pass British & World English

An underarm pass made with a shovelling movement of the arms

Donner Pass British & World English

A site in the Sierra Nevada in northeastern California where some members of an 1844 emigrant party survived a blizzard partly by eating the dead

Eagle Pass British & World English

A city in southwestern Texas, on the Rio Grande; population 26,668 (est. 2008)

South Pass British & World English

A valley in the Wind River Mountains of southwestern Wyoming that was a major route for settlers moving west through the Rocky Mountains during the 19th century

White Pass British & World English

A pass from Skagway in Alaska into British Columbia that provided a route for gold seekers in the 1890s Klondike rush. A railroad here, opened in 1900, draws tourists

Khyber Pass British & World English

A mountain pass in the Hindu Kush, on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan at a height of 1,067 m (3,520 ft). In the past the pass was of great commercial and strategic importance and formed the route by which successive invaders entered India; it was garrisoned by the British intermittently between 1839 and 1947

pass muster British & World English

Be accepted as adequate or satisfactory

outlet pass British & World English

A pass from a player who has just taken a rebound to a teammate who can initiate an offensive break

boarding pass British & World English

A pass for boarding an aircraft, given to passengers when checking in

Brenner Pass British & World English

An Alpine pass at the border between Austria and Italy, on the route between Innsbruck and Bolzano, at an altitude of 1,371 m (4,450 ft)

Elephant Pass British & World English

A narrow strip of land at the north end of Sri Lanka, linking the Jaffna peninsula with the rest of the island

forward pass British & World English

A pass thrown from behind the line of scrimmage in a forward direction, toward the opponent’s goal

through pass British & World English

Another term for through ball.

hospital pass British & World English

(In football) a pass to a player likely to be tackled heavily as soon as the ball is received

Uspallata Pass British & World English

A pass over the Andes near Santiago, in southern South America

Kasserine Pass British & World English

A historic site near the village of al-Qasrayn in north central Tunisia. A gap in an extension of the Atlas Mountains, it was fought over by German and US forces in 1943 during World War II

Khunjerab Pass British & World English

A high-altitude pass through the Himalayas, on the Karakoram highway at a height of 4,900 m (16,088 ft), linking China and Pakistan

pass judgement British & World English

(Of a law court or judge) give a decision concerning a defendant or legal matter

pass the baton British & World English

Hand over a particular duty or responsibility

pass the buck British & World English

Shift the responsibility for something to someone else

pass go in pass1 British & World English

Successfully complete the first stage of an undertaking

pass off in pass1 British & World English

(Of proceedings) happen or be concluded in a specified, usually satisfactory way

pass the parcel British & World English

A children’s game in which a parcel is passed around to the accompaniment of music, the child holding the parcel when the music stops being allowed to unwrap a layer


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