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Pronunciation: /pɑːs; (AmE) pæs/

Translation of pass in French:


  • 2 [Sch] [Univ] (in exam) moyenne (f) (in en) to get a pass être reçu/-e


  • 1 [gen], passer [plate, ball, time]
  • 2 passer [checkpoint, customs]; passer devant [building, area]; dépasser [vehicle, level, expectation] to pass sb in the street croiser qn dans la rue



to make a pass at sb

faire du plat [fam] à qn

Phrasal verbs

pass around

pass round (BrE)
faire circuler [document, photos]; faire passer [food, plates]

pass away


pass by

[procession] défiler; [person] passer

pass down

transmettre (from de à) (to à)

pass off

faire passer [person, incident] (as pour)

pass on

transmettre [condolences, message]; passer [clothes, cold] (to à)

pass out

(faint) perdre connaissance; (fall drunk) tomber ivre mort

pass through


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