adj(before noun/delante del nombre)
- 1 (going past) she hailed a passing taxi llamó a un taxi que pasabaMore example sentences
- Luckily a passing police car stopped and helped.
- Demonstrators burned tyres and hurled stones at passing police cars.
- A passing police car was flagged down by witnesses and although the car was chased along Northway Lane it managed to escape.
- 2 2.1 [fad/fashion] pasajero; [glance] rápido 2.2 (casual) he made a passing reference to … se refirió al pasar or de pasada a … it was only a passing thought simplemente fue algo que se me ocurrió the subject was of more than passing interest to him estaba seriamente interesado en el temaMore example sentences
- You probably see passing references to the casualties, like daily box scores-just as brief and much more brutal.
- I was aghast and horrified at the extent of human stupidity, and chalked it up to a quickly passing fad that would be soon go the way of foot binding.
- It is only a brief passing reference but it contains a little of the evidence which was given in the Family Court on the interlocutory proceedings.
- 1 (of person) [formal, euphemistic/formal, eufemístico] fallecimiento (masculine) [formal], defunción (feminine) [formal]; (of custom) [formal], desaparición (feminine)More example sentences
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- The passing of the Cold War was therefore likely to unveil a new age of power politics, untrammelled by the checks and balances of the Cold War.
- All of which becomes rather puzzling when considering that the spying profession was rendered entirely obsolete with the passing of the Cold War.
- One major factor has been India's economic reform process, which began with the passing of the Cold War.
- Of those overcome by death and passing to another world, a father cannot hold back his son, nor relatives a relation.
- In her mid-sixties and a frequent visitor to her old home in Parks, her sudden passing is a great loss to her loving family.
- But that did not prevent rumours that it was due to her unhappiness about the marriage and speculation that her sudden passing had placed a curse on the union.
- 2in passing (incidentally) al pasar, de pasada she mentioned it in passing lo mencionó al pasar or de pasada