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passare 1

Pronunciation: /pasˈsare/

verbo transitivo

  • 1 (attraversare)
    to go past, to go across, to get across, to get over, to pass, to cross (fiume, ponte)
    passare la dogana
    to go o get through customs
    riuscire a passare la frontiera
    to slip over o across the border
    passato il semaforo, giri a destra
    turn right after the lights
  • 15 (comunicare, trasmettere)passare un ordine (Business)
    to place an order
  • 16 (Radio, Television)passo! passo e chiudo!
    over and out!
    passiamo ora la linea ai nostri studi di Roma
    now over to our Rome studios

verbo intransitivo aus. essere

  • 17 (chiudere un occhio)lasciare passare
    to let it pass
    passare sopra a
    to overlook, to pass over (comportamento, errore)
    passi per i giovani, ma …
    that's all right for young people but …
    per questa volta passi
    I'll let you off, I'll turn a blind eye this time, this time I'll let it go

also: passarsi verbo pronominale

  • 2 (reciprocamente)-rsi documenti
    to exchange documents
    -rsi la palla
    to throw a ball around


passare il Rubicone

to cross the Rubicon

passare parola

to spread o pass the word

passare da un estremo all'altro

to go from pole to pole o from one extreme to the other

temo di dover passare la mano

I'm afraid I must pass on that

passare in secondo piano

to take second place

passare qualcosa sotto silenzio

to leave something unsaid

passare di moda

passare qualcosa al setaccio o al vaglio

to put something through a sieve

come te la passi?

how are things, how are you getting along?

passarsela bene

to be well off

passarsela male

to have a hard o bad time, to go through the o jump through hoops

non mi passa più!

there's no end to it!

passarla liscia

to get away with

farla passare liscia a qualcuno

to let somebody off the hook

non pensare di passarla liscia!

passare a miglior vita


passare qualcuno a fil di spada

to put somebody to the sword

accontentarsi di o prendere o mangiare quel che passa il convento

to take pot luck (for meal), to take the rough with the smooth
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passare 2

Pronunciation: /pasˈsare/

nome maschile

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