Translation of get past in Spanish:

get past

  • 1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio (move past) pasar I can't get past no puedo pasar
  • 2verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento 2.1 (move past) [vehicle] pasar, adelantarse a 2.2 (pass undetected) how did this get past the proofreader? ¿cómo se le pudo pasar esto al corrector de pruebas? it won't get past the censors no va a pasar la censura 2.3 (get beyond) [obstacle] superar; [semifinals] pasar he never got past fifth grade no pasó del quinto año you should have got past the stage when … deberías haber superado la etapa en que …
  • 3verb + object + preposition + object/verbo + complemento + preposición + complemento to get sth past the censor conseguir* que algo pase la censura
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