Meaning of PASS in English

PASS

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a bill is passed by parliament (= it is made into a law )

The bill was passed by Parliament last May.

a bus pass (= a card that allows you to make several bus journeys )

Most of the students have a termly bus pass.

a car passes/overtakes sb

A small black car overtook me on my left.

a deadline passes (= the date or time by which you must do something goes past )

The deadline had already passed for him to raise the money.

a month passes/goes by

Seven months went by before he returned.

a mountain pass (= a path or road between mountains )

Their journey took them through river valleys and over mountain passes.

a passing comment (= a quick comment made without thinking about it very carefully )

She got upset about a passing comment I made about her clothes.

a passing mention (= a brief mention when other things seem more important )

There was only a passing mention of the event in the paper.

a passing reference (= one that you make while you are talking about something else )

He made only a passing reference to his injury.

a passing resemblance (= slight )

There was no more than a passing resemblance between the sisters.

a passing stranger (= one you pass in the street )

Do not give your camera to a passing stranger and ask him to take a picture of you.

a passing thought (= a quick, not very serious thought )

He never gives his appearance more than a passing thought.

a shudder ran/passed/went through sb

A shudder ran through him at the touch of her fingers.

a storm abates/passes

We sat and waited for the storm to pass.

an examination pass

To apply, you need at least two A-level examination passes.

become legend/pass into legend

The incident became legend.

boarding pass

bus pass

come/go/pass etc through an entrance

People passed in single file through the narrow entrance.

danger passes (= there is no longer any danger )

At last the sound of bombing had stopped and the danger had passed.

go/pass through a cycle

Advanced economies seem to go through a regular cycle.

go/pass unnoticed

His remark went unnoticed by everyone except me.

Hail Mary pass

hand/pass/give/send out a leaflet

Students were handing out election leaflets at the station.

have a passing/nodding acquaintance with sth (= have only slight knowledge or experience of something )

He has a passing acquaintance with a lot of different subjects.

mention sth in passing (= mention something without much detail, especially while you were talking about something else )

She mentioned in passing that she had an eight-year-old son.

mourn sb’s death/loss/passing

She still mourns the death of her husband.

mourn...passing

The old steam trains were much loved, and we all mourn their passing .

pass (a) comment British English (= give an opinion )

He looked at my photos but he didn’t pass comment.

pass a law

New Jersey passed a law requiring helmets for scooter riders.

pass a test (= succeed in it )

She passed her driving test first time.

pass an act

Once Parliament has passed an act, it becomes the law of the land.

pass an exam (= succeed in it )

Did you pass your final exam?

pass an examination (= succeed in it )

I really hope that Suzie passes the examination.

pass an inspection

The supermarket can only trade if it passes the cleanliness inspection.

pass judgment (on sth) (= give your opinion, especially a negative one )

Our aim is to help him, not to pass judgment on what he has done.

pass legislation (= officially approve it so that it becomes law )

Legislation was passed banning the use of child labour.

pass on a disease ( also transmit a disease formal )

They may pass the disease on to their children.

pass on a gene (= pass a gene to your children )

All animals try to maximize their chances of passing on their genes to the next generation.

pass on a tip

The writer passes on many tips that she has learned over the years.

pass on some advice (= give someone advice that you have learned or been given )

Readers can pass on advice about gardening.

pass on/relay/deliver a message (= give someone a message from someone else )

I asked Rob if he would pass on a message for me.

pass sentence formal (= officially say what someone’s punishment will be )

It is now my duty to pass sentence.

pass sth from one generation to the next

Traditional customs are passed from one generation to the next.

pass the time (= spend a period of time doing something )

The prisoners pass the time reading, or writing letters.

pass/approve a resolution

The Security Council passed a resolution condemning the country’s aggression.

pass/carry/approve a motion (= accept it by voting )

The motion was carried unanimously.

passed...death sentence on

In 1987, the government passed a death sentence on the river by granting permission for the new dam.

passed...vote of no confidence

On April 22 the National Assembly passed a vote of no confidence in the government.

pass/fail a course

If you pass the course, you get a diploma in psychology.

passing fancy (= the feeling did not last long )

Wanting to go to Mexico was just a passing fancy .

Things have come to a pretty pass

Things have come to a pretty pass , if you can’t say what you think without causing a fight.

throw away/pass up/turn down a chance (= not accept or use an opportunity )

Imagine throwing up a chance to go to America!

time passes/goes by

As time passed, she thought less and less about her family back home.

transmit/pass on a virus (= pass it from one person or animal to another )

The rabies virus is transmitted in saliva when one animal bites another.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

on

What matters is how many genes are passed on .

We look this problem firmly in the eye and pass on .

Mr Fitton passed on , he did.

If they agree on a pardon, it is passed on to the White House.

For a start there was the gloomy news he had to pass on to Jacqui.

I have a tip to pass on to other readers.

Phoenix Councilman Craig Tribken passed on the offer, sort of.

■ NOUN

act

Once Parliament has passed an act , it becomes the law of the land.

Congress passed the Telecommunications Act of 1996 to accelerate the transition of telephone and video services from regulated to competitive markets.

I have to be loyal to the decision of Parliament, which passed the War Crimes Act 1991.

Then, a couple of weeks ago, Congress passed the Telecommunications Reform Act , which eases restrictions on cross-ownership of media.

She passed several acts to make legal strikes all but impossible, and to imprison her opponents at will.

At the same time, Congress passed an act reducing tariff rates.

The basic task of the judge when construing legislation is to ascertain Parliament's intention when passing the Act .

bill

As a result, there are large bills to be paid - bills which are being passed on to ordinary community charge payers.

In any case, the amendment was lost when the bill failed to pass .

The Bill will soon pass through the House and go to the House of Lords.

Three, in one form or another, are still in the budget bill passed by Congress and vetoed by President Clinton.

The dissenting Tory peers stayed away; and the Bill was passed .

Under the bill the House passed yesterday, individuals still would not have to prove insolvency.

A bill was passed reducing the tax profit level from 50 to 40 percent and 35 percent in agriculture.

At issue is the telecom bill , passed by Congress overwhelmingly last week.

buck

If in doubt, pass the buck .

Shouldn't we now be acknowledging blame rather than passing the buck ?

I personally refuse to pass the buck .

We were in the happy position of being able to pass the buck .

Some patients and carers were also unhappy about what they saw as sub-optimal care or different services passing the buck .

Mr. Loyden Is not the Minister passing the buck ?

When anything like this happened, every office-holder in the community made speeches passing the buck on to the police department.

comment

I feel that I can not allow this statement to pass without due comment .

In years past, the president sent the budget over and the Chamber dutifully passed it with little comment .

Because persuading people to be unpaid referees is difficult it could be argued that editors have to pass the comments on.

Anyone recording or passing on such a comment is in danger now that records are open.

I trust you will pass the above comments to the Licensing Sub-Committee when they meet to determine this case.

All this makes for a sea change in our lives, yet passes without comment during this campaign.

exam

She had to pass her exams .

Anyone who has passed an exam to get into an important university is dedicated enough to do well for the firm.

Reply: It was the day I passed my exam .

Nevertheless, fifteen of the eighteen students passed the exam .

If teachers only got paid for pupils passing their exams , there are some pupils who'd never get any education at all.

She graduated and passed bar exams in two states on her first try.

I want to pass all my exams , I want my mum and dad to be proud of me.

Students had to pass oral and written exams before moving up.

generation

The songs of some birds are passed down the generations by education.

The narratives help parents become conscious of the negative and positive traditions passed down through the generations .

A generation passed , an entire generation.

They're living proof that asthma can be passed from generation to generation.

The particles themselves remain separate and discrete when it comes to being passed on to the next generation .

Such tastes are passed from one generation to the other, reinforced by the environment in which a family exists.

They are part of the culture of society and are passed on from one generation to the next.

hand

Iris passed a hand over her forehead.

The dew vanished from the flowers; they began to lose their freshness and to wilt, passing from hand to hand.

Coins, jewelry, postage stamps, a Matisse litho, all passed through my hands .

Directors Share Protection provides for the shares of a director who dies to pass into the right hands .

Many of the germs that cause disease pass from our hands into our mouths; so can environmental metal toxins like lead.

She closed her eyes and passed her hand over them and looked again.

I put the gun down and passed my hand over my eyes.

information

The Senate panel decided that it wanted to question Fiers and George concerning whether they had passed the information on to Gates.

Informed by the two farmers, local authorities passed the information up the chain of command.

It passed this information on in a terrible hushed whine that seemed to creep in and fill the head.

A paddle stroke is like any other model or diagram which is used to pass on information .

Ubaldo Valesio reckoned that some one in the family was passing on information .

Most of us have tendencies to pass information outwards rather than to allow it inwards.

law

It was very good to pass a special law for that.

He lobbied the legislature at Albany to pass a law limiting electric currents to eight hundred volts.

In due course, the government's response was to pass a law and appoint an Alkali Inspector named Angus Smith.

I see well. meaning legislators across the land passing laws against themselves as if the victim will always be some one else.

Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan all passed laws to restrict benefits and introduce time limits.

Could they possibly have passed any laws against those odds?

The final version of the Weimar Constitution was passed into law on 11 August 1919.

Catholics passed laws against intermarriage between people of the two faiths.

legislation

Both states have recently passed legislation to make securitisation simpler.

They passed legislation that often made it impossible for ordinary citizens to sue for their injuries.

Franklin placed his own hopes on the idea that the Westminster Parliament would pass legislation to set up a union.

After the meeting, some Democrats, recognizing the difficulty of passing taggant legislation , called for a study of the matter.

Twenty three states have passed term limits legislation restricting the amount of time their congressional members may serve.

To pass , the legislation needed 31 votes.

If the Legislature fails to pass enabling legislation , some will place their product elsewhere.

Last week, the House passed , 418-9, legislation that was later adopted by the Senate on a voice vote.

message

I was in the middle of them both and passing on horrible messages from one to the other.

Nor did Bo ever meet his superior, who passed him messages through an intermediary.

The way horses pass messages between themselves will be the way that they will try and impart a message to us.

And because of this luxury, the women used me to pass messages .

I should have told her it was important to pass the message on immediately.

The book trade should have an interest in passing on that message .

He might try you again, but I said I'd pass the message along.

We can always pass the message on to other runners.

resolution

Following a debate on Nov. 23 it passed a resolution giving Gorbachev two weeks to produce detailed plans.

Such use of the will is far different from what ordinarily passes for resolution in the everyday world.

Parliament would have unlimited access to the funds, but would have to pass specific resolutions to appropriate money.

Despite the southern opposition, both houses passed the resolution .

In such cases the company's directors pass a resolution that the company be wound up.

The House passed the resolution by 409 to 3, while it went through the Senate by 8-to 3.

Did it pass resolutions to spend more money and get itself organised to ensure that the police could run themselves properly?

Then in 1758 the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting passed a surprising resolution to exclude slave buyers and sellers.

sentence

She felt suddenly, confusedly, a little like a man who had voluntarily passed a death sentence on himself.

Lord Taylor's main point is to suggest that judges should pass sentence with an eye to the public's expectations.

They will have to pass shorter sentences .

The law must be changed to allow the courts to pass severe prison sentences on these so-called joyriders.

Read in studio Magistrates watched the seven minute video before passing sentence .

Judge Gerald Butler told him he had no option but to pass a custodial sentence .

But the disappearance of his son, Larry, in the war has passed its own sentence on the family.

test

I could use you - if you pass the tests , of course.

The disabled could be shut out of gun ownership because of difficulty passing a proficiency test .

If he passes the test , he ascends D4 feet that round.

In that eventuality, such an algorithm, if it could be found, would presumably pass the Turing test .

Have I passed the memory test ?

Even this, however, gives little clue about what life-forms may pass the survival test .

Such joints are said to pass most of the tests in the specifications for wood adhesives.

Caldwell passed a high-school proficiency test and left home at 17.

time

She knew all that and, more, she had actually been passing at the time .

He passes through it every time he rides to the old earth fort on the crest.

The pilots consequently had nothing to do and passed their time playing cards.

He passed the time of day with Two Coats the tramp.

Today, I am patient about the passing of time .

I heard you at it so I thought I'd pop in and pass the time of day.

I passed my time watching the inmates do exercises.

vote

A drive in a limousine is passed by silent vote .

The Presidio bill and the huge parks package it was tied to passed by unanimous voice vote .

The bill was passed by 241 votes to 55, with 55 abstentions.

A few hours later, it passed by seventy votes to twenty-three.

Congress formally passed a vote of thanks to the new president.

The motion to continue proceedings on the bill was passed by 319 votes to 316 with seven deliberate Conservative abstentions.

With the new dynamic of California politics, getting any ballot measure passed with just Anglo votes is fast becoming impossible.

■ VERB

let

They knocked against linked bodies, which parted to let them pass .

As they had need, they drew aside to let ore wagons pass with their loads of concentrate and matte.

He stood aside to let it pass .

Darkness threw a cloak over my strangeness, so that people let me pass with a nod or a softly called greeting.

I let two more minutes pass then tap Des on the shoulder.

I let three beats pass before I said anything.

She was simply more aggressive, less able to let things pass than Lisbie.

People got clear off the trail to let them pass .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

come to a pretty pass

make/pass water

For example, to make water , burn one weight of hydrogen with eight of oxygen.

How often should I make water changes, and how should I mix the salt?

I can not pass water without a forgotten claimant reaching for what is his.

Pollutions which are high in suspended solids make water appear murky and leave deposits on the beds and banks of watercourses.

The highest-performance combination of rocket propellants is hydrogen and oxygen, which burn to make water .

The same device, run backwards, reacts hydrogen and oxygen together to make water and generate electrical power.

Topping up is by a hose, placed soas to pass water through the filter before reaching the pond.

Zubrin proposes using the Sabatier process to react hydrogen with carbon dioxide to make water vapor and methane.

mention/note sth in passing

He noted, in passing , that he had lasted longer than Texas Sen.

In Exodus the quails were mentioned only in passing .

Like many more, presumably, we mention Ribblehead in passing .

pass muster (as sth)

Although they hail from Quebec, the hurdy-gurdy of this ensemble is sure to pass muster with the average colonial.

And Mel Gibson does pass muster as a filthy freedom fighter with a talent for decapitation.

As pitchforks they certainly pass muster .

Critically surveying her reflection, she told herself she would pass muster .

It is based on a true story so outrageous that it would never in a million years have passed muster as fiction.

It may pass muster as television commentary but on the page its studied neutrality rings false.

The schools might not have been able to offer courses that would pass muster .

When it came to the physical attributes that Fred plainly valued, Lou Spooner passed muster .

pass the buck

a bunch of politicians all trying to pass the buck

Diplomats say NATO is clearly at fault, and that officials there are trying to pass the buck .

It's easy to pass the buck and blame someone else for your failure.

It was his mistake but he tried to pass the buck to another manager.

You were in charge of that project, so don't try to pass the buck .

I personally refuse to pass the buck .

If in doubt, pass the buck .

Mr. Loyden Is not the Minister passing the buck ?

Shouldn't we now be acknowledging blame rather than passing the buck ?

Some patients and carers were also unhappy about what they saw as sub-optimal care or different services passing the buck .

We were in the happy position of being able to pass the buck .

When anything like this happened, every office-holder in the community made speeches passing the buck on to the police department.

pass the hat around

Airbus will anyway soon be passing the hat around again for an enormous 700-seat aeroplane, much bigger than the Boeing 747.

pass the time of day (with sb)

passing days/weeks/years etc

As a young woman, she was pretty, slender, and graceful and she remained so with the passing years.

Dent is a throwback to medieval times bypassed by modern progress, an anachronism that has survived the passing years.

Over the passing years, time had been cruel to nearly everybody else.

Over the passing years, time had been kind to Caduta Massi.

The passing years took their toll, of course, and he did go into a decline when Grandmother died.

Through the passing days, the biting cruelty of it all slowly healed, leaving only the scar tissue.

the passing of time/the years

The passing of the years has not weakened his artistic ability.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

"Do you want to go fishing Saturday?" "Sorry, I'll have to pass this time."

"I'm taking my driving test today." "Do you think you'll pass ?"

A big Cadillac passed us as we walked up the hill.

A police car passed us doing 90 miles an hour.

As time passes, the disease progresses through several distinct stages.

Congress has passed an education-reform law.

Could you pass the salt, please?

Dan's worried he won't pass calculus.

Details of the attack had been passed to enemy agents.

Do you think you'll pass ?

Dr. Todd said the pain would pass in a day or two.

Each car has to be passed by a team of inspectors before it leaves the factory.

Ellis quickly passed the note to the woman, looking around to check that no one had noticed.

Hey, pass me the ball!

His blood pressure was rather high so the doctor couldn't pass him as fit for the job.

I'll get you some aspirin - I pass the drugstore on the way to work.

I pass her house every day on my way to work.

If he stays injury-free, Stumpel should pass his personal best of 76 points.

Johnson passes to White, White passes to Eliot, and Eliot scores!

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Actually, they ran better than they passed, although they passed spectacularly on occasion.

He drums his fingers on the chairback as he passes.

In August that year $ 25 million worth of vaccine was backlogged and in danger of passing its six-month expiration date.

Moreover, the most important legislation for bond market investors -- the 1996 budget bill -- has already been passed.

Taylor receive discounts from publishers, which they agree to pass along to customers.

This falling from the branch business, she thought, made you realise how the years were passing.

Who ever had it then still had it, or had passed it on.

II. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

back

Joe Worrall who had a good game otherwise, decided this was a back pass .

I was astonished how fast the game has become since the back pass rule has changed.

Possession is nine-tenths of the law and the back pass is safe and sure.

A back pass to McConnell saw the keeper mis-hit the clearance to Ferguson who provided the perfect lob into the net.

This time the keeper made a hash of a back pass from Brown.

He can not handle the back pass ... never has done.

The defence as a whole do not deal with the back pass rule well.

free

They may soon be getting free bus passes but they know how to rock.

But a free pass to first base is not help.

Langbaurgh and Stockton are both considering either scrapping free passes or asking pensioners to contribute towards them.

Bus pass reprieve: Langbaurgh pensioners' free bus passes have been given a reprieve until the end of April.

high

The Hercules made another, much higher pass , its whine almost lost in the roaring sea.

From the highest mountain pass to the busiest city centre.

This is a high pass , and closed for seven months in the year.

If he shouted aloud then - as in the high alpine passes - the rocks would crash down on him.

Snow may linger on the high passes as late as June.

And then, at last, I crossed a high mountain pass to discover smoke drifting across my route.

long

The Springboks poured forward, long passes threatening to release Paulse and Williams.

If they could get over a long and difficult pass in the mountains, they would be safe.

First his long pass , and a short one from Daniel Gartner, set up a simple second for Rigon.

On a long pass route, the legs of Michael Irvin and Rod Woodson became entangled.

Further, his long passes , very frequently missing out one player, always threatened something interesting in the middle.

As a result Chelsea became increasingly reliant on the ability of Gianfranco Zola to thread long passes through thickets of players.

A long pass by Andy Gregory almost conceded an early try but Graeme Hallas knocked on as he went for the interception.

low

Long, low passes confused the most dogged defences to create scoring chances.

At first, it appeared as if Hostetler completed a low , third-down pass to Tim Brown.

I had wanted to cross a relatively low pass at the western end of the range.

short

The Quakers relied too heavily on the mighty hit rather than short passes .

Hostetler dumped one short pass to Derrick Fenner, who rambled into the end zone.

Brad Johnson, filling in for the injured Warren Moon, completed three short passes .

The Lions play a perplexingly soft defense, where they willingly allow teams to throw short , underneath passes .

This means that the parasites live shorter lives and pass through more generations in a given time than their hosts.

Williams is the blocker and catcher of short passes .

■ NOUN

bus

I can't even get a bus pass .

They may soon be getting free bus passes but they know how to rock.

I got a social worker and she suggested I get a bus pass , so I could get to town.

Townspeople are being asked to sign a petition to help save the bus passes of Langbaurgh's 22,000 pensioners and disabled.

All the aggravation about replacing by bus pass , credit cards and library cards etc, all because I was thoughtless.

Free bus passes offered to parents in return for acting as supervisors.

Bus pass reprieve: Langbaurgh pensioners' free bus passes have been given a reprieve until the end of April.

mark

It is not a pass mark and yet all children are supposed to aspire to it.

Instead, the pass mark was set higher for girls!

For example, what pass mark would they set for an examination they are about to sit?

How would students react to you setting a pass mark of say 80%?

mountain

From the highest mountain pass to the busiest city centre.

Employees try to avoid mountain passes , commercial airports and major cities.

Its passengers swing around like boxed chickens in the back of a livestock lorry on a mountain pass .

Their bags were filled with food and provisions light to carry but strong enough to bring them over the mountain passes .

One of the bulls had been bitten by a wildcat one night, on a mountain pass coming down from Dolpo.

I knew that true love, real love, could not make its way through the mountain passes to North Chittendon.

And then, at last, I crossed a high mountain pass to discover smoke drifting across my route.

rate

In addition, the pass rates go up and down like a yo-yo.

In November 1988 the pass rate was 15%.

These courses proved highly popular with our lads and there was practically a hundred percent pass rate .

The results are astonishing-more than twice the average A-C pass rate for the school.

He maintains he achieved his high pass rate by year-long cramming with similar papers.

But the crux of the change is the end of the grade C, generally accepted as a pass rate .

The widespread confusion between raw number of passes and percentage pass rates is illustrative here.

These included the effects on the pass rate of different pass marks, and of different aggregation procedures.

rusher

Bruce should provide help as a run defender while Wallace would be used as a designated pass rusher .

Of the Jones guys, Marcus is rated the better pass rusher .

A defensive coach, Tobin selected defensive end Simeon Rice of Illinois, regarded as the best pass rusher in the draft.

When you get a chance to get a first-rate pass rusher , you better take it.

touchdown

He was beaten on three touchdown passes , two by the Seahawks' Joey Galloway.

Hostetler capped the drive by evading the pass rush, scrambling to his left and lofting a four-yard touchdown pass to Jett.

Hostetler connected with his old favorite, Brown, for a 19-yard touchdown pass .

In one game in the exhibition season, Raiders coach Mike White challenged a call on a touchdown pass .

He threw 17 touchdown passes and only five interceptions to finish with a 100. 7 rating.

Troy Aikman threw a six-yard, third-down touchdown pass to tight end Eric Bjornson after a six-play, 15-yard drive.

That one sent the Raiders spiraling into a realm of hopelessness after Elway threw a late game-winning touchdown pass .

They had done the same on a game-winning touchdown pass against Kansas City in Week 2.

■ VERB

board

After that for ferries, but not other classes of vessel, boarding passes were introduced.

You will have to see him Patel was handed his boarding pass .

He gestured to me to push my way up to the front and then pressed a precious boarding pass into my hand.

At the airport, they provide that number along with photo identification to receive a boarding pass .

catch

Floyd has also caught 16 passes .

He had nine carries for 47 yards and caught three passes for 48 yards.

Michael Irvin caught six passes and never once signaled for his own first down.

Jeff George threw for 260 yards, with Tim Brown catching seven passes for 107 yards.

Truitt caught 10 passes for 131 yards.

Ismail caught only three passes for 95 yards, while nursing a minor ankle injury.

He caught just three passes for 25 yards and seemed to be used as a decoy most of the game.

Starting wideout James Jett ran up and down the field busily, but he never caught a single pass .

complete

He has completed 121 of 218 passes for 1, 354 yards and eight touchdowns with five interceptions this season.

Junior Marquez Shaw showed a lot of poise in completing nine of 12 passes for 150 yards and three touchdowns.

He completed five of nine passes , including a touchdown.

Junior Tim Carey completed 7 of 11 passes but had one perfectly thrown 40-yard bomb dropped by a backup wide receiver.

He completed 25 of 37 passes for 271 yards, but threw two interceptions and only one touchdown pass.

Remember how Dameyune Craig completed seven-of-28 passes against the press-man?

Elway completed 14 of 23 passes for 227 yards, and tight end Shannon Sharpe had eight receptions for 174 yards.

Hobert quickly released the ball on third-and-eight, completing a 10-yard pass to Daryl Hobbs at the Kansas City 14.

drop

Weinke threw off-target and the Seminoles' receivers dropped passes on many occasions when they were open.

But Andre Hastings dropped a pass on first down.

There was a fumble on the 1-yard line and Brown dropped a sure touchdown pass .

Dudley also dropped one pass and watched Ray Lewis wrest away another for an interception.

They dropped passes and blew assignments.

And in that one, Yancey Thigpen dropped a sure touchdown pass that would have won the game.

Do you remember any 49ers dropping passes this season?

make

He'd recognize him again, and make the pass .

She goes on to make two great passes , two assists, and then sink another three-point basket.

He made some measure of pass at me.

He looks too much to make a big pass rather than do what comes naturally, which is score.

By the by Sylvia de Charmante made a huge pass at him and he turned her down flat.

He made several passes in the dark, shot down one B-24 and badly damaged a second.

He is at his best when he comes inside, makes a positive pass and then gets on his bike.

He swept down the gorge, circled round, and made a second pass at the Falls to lose altitude.

score

Mr Foecke has claimed he scored passes in 13 out of 13 final exam papers.

throw

When Hostetler returns, he will no longer throw passes toward Ismail.

When Zeier finally found an open man downfield, he threw a pass off the head of umpire Bob Wagner.

For every breakaway, or thrown pass , there is some one willing to hustle down court to play defense.

But that was before Mike Catt began to throw out his wonder passes .

He threw 17 touchdown passes and only five interceptions to finish with a 100. 7 rating.

It was the sturdy Bates who fielded Morris's kick in the last second and threw the long pass inside to Davies.

Humphries responded by throwing four touchdown passes , including three to Tony Martin.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

come to a pretty pass

come to pass

And so it came to pass.

But it's not really surprising that this accommodation should come to pass.

It really did come to pass.

It will come to pass, shortly I presume, that others will come forward to claim they wrote the book.

None of this may come to pass, but all efforts to prevent it so far have backfired.

Such regulations may someday come to pass, but perhaps not soon enough for the butternut.

The odds on this coming to pass are daunting.

Whatever the priestess at Delphi said would happen infallibly came to pass.

make/pass water

For example, to make water , burn one weight of hydrogen with eight of oxygen.

How often should I make water changes, and how should I mix the salt?

I can not pass water without a forgotten claimant reaching for what is his.

Pollutions which are high in suspended solids make water appear murky and leave deposits on the beds and banks of watercourses.

The highest-performance combination of rocket propellants is hydrogen and oxygen, which burn to make water .

The same device, run backwards, reacts hydrogen and oxygen together to make water and generate electrical power.

Topping up is by a hose, placed soas to pass water through the filter before reaching the pond.

Zubrin proposes using the Sabatier process to react hydrogen with carbon dioxide to make water vapor and methane.

pass muster (as sth)

Although they hail from Quebec, the hurdy-gurdy of this ensemble is sure to pass muster with the average colonial.

And Mel Gibson does pass muster as a filthy freedom fighter with a talent for decapitation.

As pitchforks they certainly pass muster .

Critically surveying her reflection, she told herself she would pass muster .

It is based on a true story so outrageous that it would never in a million years have passed muster as fiction.

It may pass muster as television commentary but on the page its studied neutrality rings false.

The schools might not have been able to offer courses that would pass muster .

When it came to the physical attributes that Fred plainly valued, Lou Spooner passed muster .

pass the time of day (with sb)

passing days/weeks/years etc

As a young woman, she was pretty, slender, and graceful and she remained so with the passing years.

Dent is a throwback to medieval times bypassed by modern progress, an anachronism that has survived the passing years.

Over the passing years, time had been cruel to nearly everybody else.

Over the passing years, time had been kind to Caduta Massi.

The passing years took their toll, of course, and he did go into a decline when Grandmother died.

Through the passing days, the biting cruelty of it all slowly healed, leaving only the scar tissue.

the passing of time/the years

The passing of the years has not weakened his artistic ability.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a narrow mountain pass

Comet Shoemaker-Levy passed through our solar system and crashed into Jupiter July 16, 1994.

Davis scored on a 40-yard pass from Elway.

Students must obtain a pass before leaving campus.

They scored a direct hit of the target on their second pass .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

He has completed 121 of 218 passes for 1, 354 yards and eight touchdowns with five interceptions this season.

He looks too much to make a big pass rather than do what comes naturally, which is score.

The Bruins set up a play for Johnson in the low post, but Dollar traveled while trying to make the pass .

The harvester moved round the field in a strict square, so that the standing crop grew smaller and smaller with every pass .

This is a classic hail Mary pass .

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