pass

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈpɑːs/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/pæs/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(pas, päs)


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pass
The verb pass is used with several different meanings.
movement
If you pass someone or something, you go past them.
We passed the New Hotel.
They stood aside to let him pass.
If you pass something to someone or pass someone something, you take it in your hand and give it to them.
She passed me her glass.
I passed the picture to Lia so she could see it.
time
If you pass time in a particular way, you spend it doing something.
They passed the time until dinner talking and playing cards.
tests and exams
If you pass a test or exam, you are successful in it.
I passed my driving test on my first attempt.
If you pass, you can go to college.
Be careful
Don't use ‘pass’ to say that someone has completed a test or exam, without mentioning the result. Say that they have taken it.
I 'm taking my driving test next week.
Where did she take her degree?
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