- 1 1.1 (go by, past)(shop/house)you'll pass the station on your leftI passed him in the street this morningvas a pasar por la estación, a mano izquierdashe passed me without saying a wordesta mañana me crucé con él en la callenot a drop has passed my lipspasó de largo por mi lado sin decirme una palabra1.2 (overtake) he'll try to pass us on this bendno he bebido ni gotanos va a querer pasar or (se) nos va a querer adelantar en esta curva
- 3 3.1 (convey, hand over) See examples:to pass somebody something, to pass something
tosomebodypass (me) the sugar, pleasepasarle algo aalguienpass me up the hammer¿me pasas el azúcar, por favor?the document was passed around the tablepásame or alcánzame el martillothey passed the buckets along the lineel documento circuló por la mesayour papers have been passed to mepasaron los baldes de mano en mano a lo largo de la fila3.2 (Sport)me han pasado tus papeles(ball/puck)3.3 (Law)(forged banknotes)Example sentences
- One of my earlier cases was investigating a bad cheque that had been passed at a local merchant.
- When the FBI grabs him for passing counterfeit money, he cuts a deal.
- She was given community service after admitting passing counterfeit currency.
- If you're fed up paying too much for petrol, please pass this message on.
- Will you please pass the salt, I don't think these French fries were salted.
- Please pass this information on to anyone you know who may be interested.
- 4 (move) she passed the cloth over the tablepass a warm iron over itpasó el trapo por la mesahe passed his hand across his facepásale una plancha tibiase pasó la mano por la cara
- 5 (spend)(time)to pass the time (away) we played cards to pass the timeto pass the time of day with somebodyjugamos a las cartas para pasar el ratothey passed many a happy hour thereintercambiar algunas palabras con alguienpasaron muchas horas felices allíExample sentences
- The villagers pass the long winter nights by listening to stories.
- Without television, radio, or books, the bath was one way to pass the cold winter days.
- When I was awake I passed the time by munching on bags of sweets.
- 6 6.1 (succeed in) all our products have to pass a rigorous inspectionit passes all the safety requirementstodos nuestros productos son sometidos a una rigurosa inspección6.2 (approve)cumple con todos los requisitos de seguridad(candidate/work)he was passed fit for military servicefue declarado apto para el servicio militarExample sentences6.3
(law/measure/motion)Example sentences6.4 (be approved by) that scene will never pass the censor
- I have a license with the Nevada State Athletic Commission and they have passed me fit to box.
- In fact, if he is passed fit to play following his ankle ligament injury, he will suffer from a serious lack of match fitness.
- He was passed fit to ride by the doctor on Saturday morning.
esa escena de ninguna manera va a pasar la censuraExample sentences
- In our system of government, he said, the legislature passes laws and then the executive interprets them.
- Laws are passed with retrospective effect, late at night with bipartisan support and virtually no debate.
- Laws are passed by legislatures on the basis of necessity, rather than morality.
- That plan passed the Senate but died in the House as lawmakers wrapped up work to adjourn for the year.
- While the voucher scheme did not pass Congress, the testing proposals passed both the House and the Senate.
- The bill was removed from the legislature's schedule, together with other bills that failed to pass committee review.
- There is an intense pressure on them to be successful - to pass exams and tests.
- Applicants must pass a written test.
- Every two years they have to take a refresher course and pass the test.
- 7 (utter)(comment/remark)(opinion)to pass sentencedictar sentenciaExample sentences
- The judicial decision must be made before sentence is passed and the decision must be made obvious by the judge.
- The Court also declared that only a member of the judiciary could pass a sentence and that this was out of the remit of the Home Secretary.
- On that day the Crown invited the court to proceed to pass sentence on both defendants, and to postpone the determination of a confiscation order.
- Everyone thought they had the right to pass comment and judgement on her.
- Justine said that when in company some people had passed remarks such as: ‘Have you tried to kill yourself?’
- They were young guys themselves and they kept passing comments.
- 8 (Medicine)(kidney stone)to pass water to pass windhe passed blood in his urineexpulsar or expeler ventosidad [formal]orinó con sangreExample sentences
- Men may have a discharge, pain on passing urine or painful testicles.
- This is simply to help relax the muscles - no urine will actually be passed.
- Catheters are thin flexible tubes which are inserted into the bladder to allow urine to be passed.
- 1 (move, travel) pass along the car, pleasemany letters passed between themcórranse or pasen adelante, por favorthe bus passes by/in front of our housese intercambiaron muchas cartasthe liquid passes down the tubeel autobús pasa por casa/por la puerta de casahe passed into a comael líquido baja por el tubothe word has passed into everyday usageentró or cayó en comaher name passed into history/oblivionla palabra ha pasado al uso comúnspring passed into summer [literary]su nombre pasó a la historia/fue relegado al olvidowe watched until he passed out of sightla primavera dejó paso al verano [literary]we are now passing over Washingtonnos quedamos mirando hasta que lo perdimos de vistathe rope passes through this ringestamos sobrevolando Washingtonthe car has passed through many handsla cuerda pasa por esta anillathe book passed through several editionsel coche ha pasado por muchas manosthe thought passed through my mindhubo varias ediciones del librothe road passes under a bridgela idea (se) me pasó por la cabezala carretera pasa por debajo de un puenteExample sentences
- A shiver passed along her body.
- You travel along the coast and have some great views of the scenery, passing through several towns along the way.
- Geoff said people will get the best view at about midnight each night when Mars passes directly overhead.
- 2 2.1 (go, move past) I was just passingthey passed on the stairspasaba por aquíthey shall not pass his mistake passed unnoticedse cruzaron en la escalerait was a stupid remark, but let it passsu error pasó desapercibidoI can't let that passfue un comentario estúpido pero dejémoslo correr or no hagamos caso2.2 (overtake)eso no lo puedo consentirlet him passadelantarseno passing (American English)deja que se adelante or que nos paseprohibido adelantar or (Mexico) rebasarExample sentences
- Changes in the market started way back when the Nasdaq passed its peak last year.
- At some point the limit of acceptable risk has been passed.
- On the plus side the group has already passed its peak capital investment on the network.
- Whenever I pass the old drive-in cinema south of the Heavitree Gap, I get a melancholy feeling.
- All drivers have to do to pass each other safely is to stay on their side of the road.
- We passed the Greenbank station and went down to the railroads shops just a mile or two down the road.
- 3 (Sport)to pass (
- Everybody wants to dunk and showboat, but few can make free throws or pass the ball.
- But Todd was disappointed with only a point and felt his side should have passed the ball a lot better.
- The game starts and the ball is passed from player to player.
- 4 (be transferred)(title/estate/crown)to pass
tosomebodypasar aalguienExample sentences
- As Mrs Bennet complained, it was cruel for the estate to pass to a Mr Collins ‘whom nobody cared about’.
- Both landlord and tenant have legal estates which may pass to others on sale, by way of gift or under the rules of testate or intestate succession.
- It is well known that cells from the blood of the foetus can pass to the mother during pregnancy.
- 5 5.1 (elapse) time passedmany years passedpasó el tiempo5.2 (disappear)pasaron or [formal] transcurrieron muchos años(feeling/pain)lie down until it passespasarseacuéstate hasta que se te paseExample sentences
- The issue has waited until well after electoral danger has passed before emerging.
- They holed themselves up until the danger had passed.
- Remember that half-hardy and tender plants should not be planted out until all danger of frost has passed.
- After my father passed away, my sisters got married, but I told my mother I didn't want to get married so soon.
- Life was difficult after her father passed away in 1946 and eventually the family farm was sold.
- Sadly, my father, Roy, passed away in August 2001 after a two-year battle with cancer.
- A moment of silence passed and he slowly lowered his arm, as if he had thought better of it.
- The weeks passed slowly, but I never had a moments rest to think about anything.
- The evening passes agonisingly slowly.
- 6 (happen) [archaic]to come to pass it came to pass that …acaeció que … or aconteció que … [literary]sucedió que …Example sentences
- Even now, after all that passed between us, I think what he told us was basically true.
- It seems reasonably clear that something passed between them on the subject.
- Something else had passed between them, she felt sure of it.
- 7 7.1 (be acceptable) it's not brilliant, but it'll pass [colloquial]that may pass in the country, but it won't hereuna maravilla no es, pero pasato passeso estará bien en el campo, pero aquí no
assomething7.2 (in an exam) 7.3 (be approved)pasar poralgo(bill/motion)ser aprobado
- 8 (decline chance to play)(as interjection)I'll pass on the dessert, thanks¡paso!no voy a tomar postre or [colloquial] voy a pasar del postre, graciasExample sentences
- Thank you for the offer, but I think I'd better pass.
- I had three opportunities to sell, all of which I passed on because I thought something bigger and better was coming.
- We passed on a sweet and ordered a second bottle of fizz instead.
- 2 (in test, examination)(British English)to get a pass(before noun) a pass marksacar un aprobadowhat's the pass mark?un aprobadopass rate¿cuál es la nota mínima para aprobar?porcentaje (masculine) de aprobados
- 4 (sexual advance) See examples:to make a pass at somebodyinsinuársele a alguienintentar ligarse a alguien (Spain) [colloquial]tirarse un lance con alguien (Southern Cone) [colloquial]
- 5 (state of affairs) (no plural) things had reached such a pass that …things have come to a pretty passlas cosas habían llegado a tal extremo que …hay que ver a dónde hemos llegado
- 1.1 (die) 1.2 (cease to exist)
- 1verb + adverb (go past)
- she could pass for a woman of 30
- 1verb + adverb 1.1 (take place) See examples: the march passed off without incident
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 (transmit) he must have passed on my name and address
- 1verb + adverb 1.1 (become unconscious)
- 1verb + adverb + object 1.1 (omit)
- 1 1.1verb + adverb we're just passing through
- (in hills, mountains) (Geography) to sell the passtraicionar a la causaExample sentences
- Beware of what appear to be shortcuts on maps - these often turn out to be unpaved roads or mountain passes.
- By late afternoon they had reached the valley of the mountain pass and the south road.
- The mountain pass is a difficult road to travel and it appears as though you are not apothecaries or wandering salesmen.
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