Topass someone or something means to go past them without stopping.
e.g. As she passed the library door, the telephone began to ring...
e.g. Jane stood aside to let herpass...
When someone or somethingpasses in a particular direction, they move in that direction.
e.g. He passed through the doorway into Ward B...
e.g. He passed down the tunnel...
If something such as a road or pipepasses along a particular route, it goes along that route.
e.g. After going over the Col de Vars, the route passes through St-Paul-sur-Ubaye...
e.g. The road passes a farmyard.
If youpass something through, over, or round something else, you move or push it through, over, or round that thing.
e.g. She passed the needle through the rough cloth, back and forth...
e.g. 'I don't understand,' the Inspector mumbled, passing a hand through his hair...
If youpass somethingto someone, you take it in your hand and give it to them.
e.g. Ken passed the books to Sergeant Parrott...
e.g. Pass me that bottle.
If somethingpasses oris passed from one personto another, the second person then has it instead of the first.
e.g. His mother's small estate had passed to him after her death...
e.g. These powers were eventually passed to municipalities.
If youpass informationto someone, you give it to them because it concerns them.
e.g. Officials failed topass vital information to their superiors...
e.g. He passed the letters to the Department of Trade and Industry.
If youpass the ballto someone in your team in a game such as football, basketball, hockey, or rugby, you kick, hit, or throw it to them.
e.g. Your partner should thenpass the ball back to you...
e.g. Dodd passed back to Flowers.
When a period of timepasses, it happens and finishes.
e.g. He couldn't imagine why he had let so much timepass without contacting her...
e.g. As the years passed he felt trapped by certain realities of marriage...
If youpass a period of time in a particular way, you spend it in that way.
e.g. The children passed the time playing in the streets...
e.g. Topass the time they sang songs and played cards.
Do not confusepass
. If you do something while you are waiting for something else, you can say you do it to 'pass the time'.He had brought along a book to pass the time.
You can say that timehas passed
in order to show that a period of time has finished.The first few days passed… The time seems to have passed so quickly.
a period of time doing something orspend
time in a place, you do that thing or stay in that place for all of the time you are talking about.I spent three days cleaning our flat….a hotel where we could spend the night.
不要混淆 pass 和 spend。表示在等待的过程中做某事打发时间，可以用 pass the time，例如：He had brought along a book to pass the time（他带了本书打发时间）。表示一段时间已经流逝，可以用pass，例如：The first few days passed（最初几天过去了），The time seems to have passed so quickly（时间似乎过得非常快）。表示花一段时间做某事或呆在某个地方，用 spend，例如：I spent three days cleaning our flat（我花了3天打扫我们的公寓），a hotel where we could spend the night（我们可以入住过夜的酒店）。
If youpass through a stage of development or a period of time, you experience it.
e.g. The country was passing through a grave crisis...
e.g. 'Have you ever been at all religious?' — 'No. I neverpassed through that phase.'
If an amountpasses a particular total or level, it becomes greater than that total or level.
e.g. They became the first company in their field topass the £2 billion turn-over mark.
If someone or somethingpasses a test, they are considered to be of an acceptable standard.
e.g. Kevin has just passed his driving test...
e.g. ...new drugs which have passed early tests to show that they are safe...
Apass in an examination, test, or course is a successful result in it.
e.g. An A-levelpass in Biology is preferred for all courses...
e.g. Passes are graded from 'A' down to 'E'.
If someone in authoritypasses a person or thing, they declare that they are of an acceptable standard or have reached an acceptable standard.
e.g. Several popular beaches were found unfit for bathing although the government passed them last year...
e.g. The medical board would notpass him fit for General Service.
When people in authoritypass a new law or a proposal, they formally agree to it or approve it.
e.g. The Estonian parliament has passed a resolution declaring the republic fully independent...
e.g. Race Relations Acts were passed in 1968 and 1976.
When a judgepasses sentence on someone, he or she says what their punishment will be.
e.g. Passing sentence, the judge said it all had the appearance of a con trick...
e.g. Before sentence was passed, Mr Mills escaped from jail.
If youpass comment orpass a comment, you say something.
e.g. I don't really know so I could notpass comment on that...
e.g. We passed a few remarks about the weather.
If somethingpasses without comment, orpasses unnoticed, nobody comments on it, reacts to it, or notices it.
e.g. This practice embarrassed Luther, but he let itpass without comment...
e.g. The cocktails were so sweet that the strength of them mightpass unnoticed until it was too late.
If someone or somethingpasses for orpasses as something that they are not, they are accepted as that thing or mistaken for that thing.
e.g. Children's toy guns now look so realistic that they can oftenpass for the real thing...
e.g. It is doubtful whether Ted, even with his fluent French, passed for one of the locals.
If someone makes you an offer or asks you a question and you say that you willpass on it, you mean that you do not want to accept or answer it now.
e.g. I think I'llpass on the hiking next time...
e.g. 'You can join us if you like.' Brad shook his head. 'I'llpass, thanks.'
If someonepasses water orpasses urine, they urinate.
e.g. A sensitive bladder can make you feel the need topass water frequently.
Apass is a document that allows you to do something.
e.g. I got myself apass into the barracks...
e.g. Malaysian Railways has a railpass for foreign visitors: 10 days' unlimited travel costs around £53.
Apass is a narrow path or route between mountains.
e.g. The monastery is in a remote mountainpass.
25. see also: passing
If someonemakes a pass at you, they try to begin a romantic or sexual relationship with you.
e.g. Nancy wasn't sure if Dirk was making apass at her.
27. topass the buck -> see buck
topass judgment -> see judgment
topass the time of day -> see time
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