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adjective [only before noun]     passing pronunciation in British English
/ˈpɑːsɪŋ/
  1. 1
    moving past

    He was found by a passing motorist.

    Bridget grabbed a glass of champagne from a passing waiter.

  2. 2
    lasting only a short time, and usually not very important or serious

    a passing craze/fashion

    It wasn’t really a romance, just a passing flirtation.

  3. 3
    slight

    She bore a passing resemblance to the missing woman.

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