pass

pass
pass [pα:s]
1. noun
   a. ( = permit) [of journalist, worker] laissez-passer m inv ; (for travel) carte f d'abonnement
   b. (in mountains) défilé m
   c. (in exam) mention f passable
• to get a pass in history être reçu en histoire
   d. ( = state) (inf) things have come to a pretty pass when ... il faut que les choses aillent bien mal pour que ...
   e. (Football) passe f
   f. ( = sexual advance) to make a pass at sb (inf) faire du plat (inf) à qn
2. intransitive verb
   a. ( = come, go) passer ; [procession] défiler ; ( = overtake) doubler
• to let sb pass laisser passer qn
• letters passed between them ils ont échangé des lettres
• the virus passes easily from one person to another le virus se transmet facilement d'une personne à l'autre
• the land has now passed into private hands le terrain appartient désormais à un propriétaire privé
   b. [time] s'écouler
• three hours had passed trois heures s'étaient écoulées
• three days had passed trois jours s'étaient écoulés
• I'm very conscious of time passing j'ai une conscience aiguë du temps qui passe
   c. ( = go away) [pain, crisis] passer ; [danger] disparaître ; [memory] s'effacer
   d. (in exam) être reçu (in en)
   e. ( = take place) se passer
• all that passed between them tout ce qui s'est passé entre eux
   f. ( = be accepted) what passes for law and order in this country ce que l'on appelle l'ordre public dans ce pays
• she could pass for 20 on lui donnerait 20 ans
• will this do? -- oh, it'll pass (inf) est-ce que ça convient ? -- oh, ça peut aller
• he let it pass il a laissé passer
   g. (Cards) passer
• (I) pass! (in games) (je) passe ! ; (figurative) aucune idée !
   h. (Sport) faire une passe
3. transitive verb
   a. ( = go past) [+ building, person] passer devant ; [+ barrier, frontier] passer ; ( = overtake) doubler ; (Sport = go beyond) dépasser
• when you have passed the town hall ... quand vous aurez dépassé la mairie ...
• they passed each other on the way ils se sont croisés en chemin
   b. [+ exam] être reçu à
   c. [+ time] passer
• just to pass the time pour passer le temps
   d. ( = hand over) (faire) passer
• please pass the salt faites passer le sel s'il vous plaît
• pass me the box passez-moi la boîte
• to pass sth down the line faire passer qch (de main en main)
   e. ( = accept) [+ candidate] recevoir ; [+ proposal] adopter
• they didn't pass him ils l'ont recalé
• the doctor passed him fit for work le docteur l'a déclaré apte à reprendre le travail
   f. ( = utter) to pass comment (on sth) faire un commentaire (sur qch)
• to pass judgement prononcer un jugement
   g. ( = move) passer
• he passed his hand over his brow il s'est passé la main sur le front
   h. (Sport) [+ ball] passer
   i. [+ forged money, stolen goods] écouler
   j. ( = excrete) to pass water uriner
4. compounds
► pass degree noun (University) ≈ licence f obtenue sans mention
► pass mark noun moyenne f
• to get a pass mark avoir la moyenne
━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━
‼|/b] In the context of exams [b]passer is not the translation for to pass.
━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━
► pass away intransitive verb
( = die) décéder
► pass by
1. intransitive verb
passer (à côté) ; [procession] défiler
• I saw him passing by je l'ai vu passer
2. separable transitive verb
• life has passed me by je n'ai pas vraiment vécu
• fashion just passes him by la mode le laisse froid
► pass down
1. intransitive verb
[inheritance] être transmis (to à)
2. separable transitive verb
transmettre
• to pass sth down (in a family) transmettre qch par héritage (dans une famille)
• passed down from father to son transmis de père en fils
► pass off
1. intransitive verb
   a. [faintness, headache] passer
   b. ( = take place) [events] se dérouler
• the demonstration passed off peacefully la manifestation s'est déroulée pacifiquement
2. separable transitive verb
faire passer
• to pass something off as something else faire passer une chose pour une autre
► pass on
1. intransitive verb
   a. ( = die) décéder
   b. ( = continue one's way) passer son chemin
2. separable transitive verb
( = hand on) [+ object] (faire) passer (to à ) ; [+ news] faire circuler ; [+ message] transmettre
• to pass on old clothes to sb repasser de vieux vêtements à qn
• to pass on a tax to the consumer répercuter un impôt sur le consommateur
► pass out
1. intransitive verb
   a. ( = faint) perdre connaissance ; (from drink) tomber ivre mort
   b. (British = complete training) (Police) finir son entraînement (avec succès) ; (Military) finir ses classes (avec succès)
2. separable transitive verb
[+ leaflets] distribuer
► pass over
1. intransitive verb
( = die) décéder
2. separable transitive verb
[+ person, event, matter] ne pas mentionner
• to pass sth over in silence passer qch sous silence
• he was passed over in favour of his brother on lui a préféré son frère
• she was passed over for promotion on ne lui a pas accordé la promotion qu'elle attendait
3. inseparable transitive verb
( = ignore) passer sous silence
► pass round separable transitive verb
[+ bottle] faire passer
► pass up separable transitive verb
( = forego) laisser passer
* * *
[pɑːs], US [pæs] 1.
noun
1) (to enter, leave) laisser-passer m inv; (for journalists) coupe-file m; (to be absent) permission f also Military; (of safe conduct) sauf-conduit m
2) (travel document) carte f d'abonnement
3) School, University (success) moyenne f (in en)

to get a pass — être reçu

4) Sport (in ball games) passe f; (in fencing) botte f
5) Geography (in mountains) col m
6) Aviation

to make a pass over something — survoler quelque chose

2.
transitive verb
1) (go past) (to far side) passer [checkpoint, customs]; franchir [lips]; (alongside and beyond) passer devant [building, area]; dépasser [level, understanding, expectation, vehicle]

to pass somebody in the street — croiser quelqu'un dans la rue

2) (hand over) (directly) passer; (indirectly) faire passer
3) (move) passer also Sport
4) (spend) passer [time] (doing à faire)
5) (succeed in) [person] réussir; [car, machine etc] passer [quelque chose] (avec succès)
6) (declare satisfactory) admettre [candidate]; approuver [invoice]

to pass something (as being) safe — juger quelque chose sans danger

7) adopter [bill, motion]
8) (pronounce) prononcer

to pass a remark about somebody/something — faire une remarque sur quelqu'un/quelque chose

9) Medicine

to pass water — uriner

to pass blood — avoir du sang dans les urines

3.
intransitive verb
1) (go past, be transferred, accepted) passer also Sport, Games; [letter, knowing look] être échangé

to pass through something — traverser quelque chose

pass down the bus please — avancez dans le fond s'il vous plaît

let the remark pass — laissez couler

I'm afraid I must pass on that one — fig (in discussion) je cède mon tour de parole

she passes for 40 — on lui donnerait 40 ans

2) littér (happen) se passer
3) (in exam) réussir
Phrasal Verbs:
••

to come to such a pass that — arriver à un tel point que

to make a pass at somebody — faire du plat (colloq) à quelqu'un

to pass the word — passer la consigne


English-French dictionary. 2013.

Regardez d'autres dictionnaires:

  • Pass — Pass, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Passed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Passing}.] [F. passer, LL. passare, fr. L. passus step, or from pandere, passum, to spread out, lay open. See {Pace}.] 1. To go; to move; to proceed; to be moved or transferred from one point… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • PASS — vi 1 a: to issue a decision, verdict, or opinion the Supreme Court pass ed on a statute b: to be legally issued judgment pass ed by default 2: to go from the control, ownership, or possession of one person or group to that of …   Law dictionary

  • pass — Ⅰ. pass [1] ► VERB 1) move or go onward, past, through, or across. 2) change from one state or condition to another. 3) transfer (something) to someone. 4) kick, hit, or throw (the ball) to a teammate. 5) (of time) go by. 6) …   English terms dictionary

  • Pass — Pass, v. t. 1. In simple, transitive senses; as: (a) To go by, beyond, over, through, or the like; to proceed from one side to the other of; as, to pass a house, a stream, a boundary, etc. (b) Hence: To go from one limit to the other of; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pass — [n1] opening through solid canyon, cut, gap, gorge, passage, passageway, path, ravine; concepts 509,513 Ant. closing, closure pass [n2] authorization, permission admission, chit*, comp, free ride*, furlough, identification, license, order, paper …   New thesaurus

  • pass — pass1 [pas, päs] n. [ME pas: see PACE1] a narrow passage or opening, esp. between mountains; gap; defile pass2 [pas, päs] vi. [ME passen < OFr passer < VL * passare < L passus, a step: see PACE1] 1. to go o …   English World dictionary

  • Pass — Pass, n. [Cf. F. pas (for sense 1), and passe, fr. passer to pass. See {Pass}, v. i.] 1. An opening, road, or track, available for passing; especially, one through or over some dangerous or otherwise impracticable barrier; a passageway; a defile; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pass — (von französisch passer „überschreiten“) bezeichnet: Reisepass, einen amtlichen Identitätsausweis zur Legitimation bei Auslandsreisen Pass (Sport), das gezielte Übergeben des Sportgerätes im Sport eine Schaltung, um bestimmte Signalanteile… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • PASS ID — is a proposed U.S. law intended to replace REAL ID. Like REAL ID, it implements federal standards for state identification documents. Currently, states are not obligated to follow the standards, but if PASS ID takes full effect, federal agencies… …   Wikipedia

  • pass as — ● pass * * * pass as [phrasal verb] 1 pass as (someone or something) : to cause people to believe that you are (someone or something that you are not) He thought that growing a mustache would help him pass as an adult. Your mom could pass as your …   Useful english dictionary

  • PASS — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”