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noun [countable] pass pronunciation in American English /pæs/
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  1. 1
    an official document that gives you permission to enter a place
    You always have to show your pass before they’ll let you in.
    a backstage/boarding/security pass
  2. 2
    a kick, hit, or throw of the ball to another player in your sports team
    Parker intercepted a pass and ran sixty yards to score.
  3. 3
    a path or road that goes through an area of mountains
    a mountain pass
    the Brenner Pass
  4. 4
    one of several stages in a process that involves checking and dealing with information, often using a computer, in order to improve it
    I finished my first pass on my transcript yesterday.
  5. 5
    a successful result in an examination or test
    pass in: She got a pass in math.
  6. 6
    a movement past, over, through, etc. a place
    From above came the fading noise of the helicopter completing its pass.


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