Definition of bus pass in English:

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bus pass


1A card, ticket, or permit entitling the holder to travel by bus, typically for a particular period of time or within a particular area: get your bus pass out or you can walk up the hill
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  • Even the $63 per month bus pass must be an extra stretch to an already strained budget.
  • For a fraction of the costs of a bus pass, students will get unlimited access to transit.
  • The bus came and the two of them entered and presented their bus passes.
1.1(In the UK) a permit enabling people receiving the retirement pension to travel by bus free of charge (sometimes used humorously to suggest that a person is getting old): he’s almost ready to collect his bus pass, but he’s lost none of his boyish charm
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  • In England, you qualify for a senior citizen bus pass at age 65.
  • He qualifies for a bus pass.
  • Sir Georg Solti embarked on his 22-year reign with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at an age when lesser mortals were queuing for their free bus passes.

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