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     adj : (football) of advancing the ball by throwing it; "a team
           with a good passing attack"; "a pass play" [syn: passing(a),
            pass(a)] [ant: running(a)]
     n 1: (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives
          four balls; "he worked the pitcher for a base on balls"
          [syn: base on balls, walk]
     2: (military) a written leave of absence; "he had a pass for
        three days"
     3: a football play that involves one player throwing the ball
        to a teammate; "the coach sent in a passing play on third
        and long" [syn: passing play, passing game, passing]
     4: the location in a range of mountains of a geological
        formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks; "we
        got through the pass before it started to snow" [syn: {mountain
        pass}, notch]
     5: any authorization to pass or go somewhere; "the pass to
        visit had a strict time limit" [syn: passport]
     6: a document indicating permission to do something without
        restrictions; "the media representatives had special
        passes" [syn: laissez passer]
     7: a flight or run by an aircraft over a target; "the plane
        turned to make a second pass"
     8: a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs [syn: strait,
     9: a difficult juncture; "a pretty pass"; "matters came to a
        head yesterday" [syn: head, straits]
     10: one complete cycle of operations (as by a computer); "it was
         not possible to complete the computation in a single
     11: you advance to the next round in a tournament without
         playing an opponent; "he had a bye in the first round"
         [syn: bye]
     12: a permit to enter or leave a military installation; "he had
         to show his pass in order to get out" [syn: liberty chit]
     13: a complementary (free) ticket; "the start got passes for his
     14: a usually brief attempt; "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it
         a whirl" [syn: crack, fling, go, whirl, offer]
     15: (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of
         your team; "the pass was fumbled" [syn: toss, flip]
     16: success in satisfying a test or requirement; "his future
         depended on his passing that test"; "he got a pass in
         introductory chemistry" [syn: passing, qualifying]
         [ant: failing]
     v 1: go across or through; "We passed the point where the police
          car had parked"; "A terrible thought went through his
          mind" [syn: go through, go across]
     2: pass by; "A black limousine passed by when she looked out
        the window"; "He passed his professor in the hall"; "One
        line of soldiers surpassed the other" [syn: travel by, {pass
        by}, surpass, go past, go by]
     3: make laws, bills, etc.: "They passed the amendment" [syn: legislate]
     4: pass by, as of time [syn: elapse, lapse, slip by, {glide
        by}, slip away, go by, slide by, go along]
     5: place into the hands or custody of; "Turn the files over to
        me, please"; "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers"
        [syn: hand, reach, pass on, turn over, give]
     6: stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or
        extend between two points or beyond a certain point;
        "Service runs all the way to Cranbury"; "His knowledge
        doesn't go very far"; "My memory extends back to my fourth
        year of life"; "The facts extend beyond a consideration of
        her personal assets" [syn: run, go, lead, extend]
     7: travel past, as of a vehicle; "The sports car passed all the
        trucks" " [syn: overtake, overhaul]
     8: come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place
        off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed
        important" [syn: happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur,
         come about, take place]
     9: go unchallenged; be approved; "The bill cleared the House"
        [syn: clear]
     10: pass in a specific way; as of time; "How are you spending
         your summer vacation?" [syn: spend]
     11: guide or pass over something;  "He ran his eyes over her
         body"; "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine";
         "He drew her hair through his fingers" [syn: guide, run,
     12: transmit information ; "Please communicate this message to
         all employees" [syn: communicate, pass on, {put
     13: disappear gradually; as of emotions, for example; "The pain
         eventually passed off" [syn: evanesce, fade, {blow
         over}, pass off, fleet]
     14: go successfully through a test or a selection process: "She
         passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now"
         [syn: make it] [ant: fail]
     15: go beyond; "She exceeded out expectations"; "She topped her
         performance of last year" [syn: exceed, transcend, overstep,
          go past, top]
     16: accept or judge as acceptable; "The teacher passed the
         student although he was weak" [ant: fail]
     17: allow to go without comment or censure: "the insult passed
         as if unnoticed"
     18: transfer to another; of rights or property; "Our house
         passed under his official control"
     19: pass into a specified state or condition: "He sank into
         Nirvana" [syn: sink, lapse]
     20: be identified, regarded, accepted, or mistaken for someone
         or something else; as by  denying one's own ancestry or
         background; "He could pass as his twin brother"; "She
         passed as a White woman even though her grandfather was
     21: throw (a ball) to another player; "Smith passed"
     22: be inherited by; "The estate fell to my sister"; "The land
         returned to the family"; "The estate devolved to an heir
         that everybody had assumed to be dead" [syn: fall, return,
     23: cause to pass: "She passed around the plates" [syn: {make
     24: grant authorization or clearance for; "Clear the manuscript
         for publication" [syn: authorize, authorise, clear]
     25: pass from physical life and lose all all bodily attributes
         and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from
         cancer"; "They children perished in the fire"; "The
         patient went peacefully" [syn: die, decease, perish,
          go, exit, pass away, expire] [ant: be born]
     26: eliminate from the body; "Pass a kidney stone" [syn: excrete,
          egest, eliminate]