- 1to move past something or someone in a particular direction
- 2to go through a gate, door, or other entrance
- 3to give someone permission to do something
Using pass: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "pass" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
The train passed quickly through the station.
He passed me on the street without saying hello.
Please pass the salt.
pass Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using pass
The manager always passes the buck when there's a problem.
She passed her driving test with flying colors.
The prophecy has come to pass.
Phrases with pass
My grandfather passed away last year.
She passed out from the heat.
to decline or reject an opportunity or offer
I can't believe you passed up the chance to go to Paris!
Summary: pass in Brief
The verb 'pass' [pæs] means to move past something or someone, go through an entrance, or give permission. It is often used in phrases like 'pass away,' meaning to die, and 'pass out,' meaning to faint. Idioms include 'pass the buck,' meaning to shift responsibility, and 'pass with flying colors,' meaning to excel. Informal synonyms include 'let through' and 'give the green light.'