Translation of passing in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈpæsɪŋ; ˈpɑːsɪŋ/


(before noun/delante del nombre)
  • 1 (going past) she hailed a passing taxi llamó a un taxi que pasaba
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    • 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 tema
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    • 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.


uncountable/no numerable
  • 2in passing (incidentally) al pasar, de pasada she mentioned it in passing lo mencionó al pasar or de pasada


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