The Pentagon disregarded the order and sent two huge planes to pass over a group of tiny uninhabited islands south-west of Japan.
The sun is setting as we pass over the open mines of the tar sands.
Seafood “is seldom well cooked” and milk puddings are “the kind of thing that one would prefer to pass over in silence.”
The man was by this time nearly dead, and the cattle were made to pass over his head.
After this they could not pass over such a vote in one of their own household.
It is not my design to distinguish each of his plays separately; and it will be evident that I pass over some of the greatest.
It was necessary to use force to compel them to pass over it.
I pass over the week which mamma lived after Harry's return, as also the week after her death.
My anger may pass over, but my determination will remain as strong as ever.
There is one more feature of this Domesday Book which we cannot pass over.
late 13c. (transitive) "to go by (something)," also "to cross over," from Old French passer (11c.), from Vulgar Latin *passare "to step, walk, pass" (cf. Spanish pasar, Italian passare), from Latin passus "step, pace" (see pace (n.)). Intransitive sense of "to go on, to move forward, make one's way" is attested from c.1300. Figurative sense of "to experience, undergo" (as in pass the time) is first recorded late 14c. Sense of "to go through an examination successfully" is from early 15c. Meaning "decline to do something" is attested from 1869, originally in cards (euchre). In football, hockey, soccer, etc., the meaning "to transfer the ball or puck to another player" is from c.1865. Related: Passed; passing.
The meaning "to be thought to be something one is not" (especially in racial sense) is from 1935, from pass oneself off (as), first found 1809. The general verb sense of "to be accepted as equivalent" is from 1590s. Pass up "decline, refuse" is attested from 1896. Pass the buck is from 1865, said to be poker slang reference to the buck horn-handled knife that was passed around to signify whose turn it was to deal. Pass the hat "seek contributions" is from 1762. Pass-fail as a grading method is attested from 1955, American English.
"mountain defile," c.1300, from Old French pas "step, track, passage," from Latin passus "step, pace" (see pace (n.)).
"written permission to pass into, or through, a place," 1590s, from pass (v.). Sense of "ticket for a free ride or admission" is first found 1838. Colloquial make a pass "offer an amorous advance" first recorded 1928, perhaps from a sporting sense. Phrase come to pass (late 15c.) uses the word with a sense of "completion, accomplishment."
v. passed, pass·ing, pass·es
To go across; go through.
To cause to move into a certain position.
To cease to exist; die.
To be voided from the body.
Asexualadvance; proposition (1928+)
[in the first verb sense, pass oneself off as is found by 1809]