What are red words?
90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing.These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are morefrequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.
- 2[intransitive] to move in a particular direction or to a particular place or positionpass through/along/over etc.:
We passed through the gates of the old city.
Two large birds passed over our heads.
The signal passes through a device called a router.
- 3[intransitive/transitive] to be successful in an examination or test by achieving a satisfactory standard
Did you pass?
She passed her driver's test.
He'll be in the team if he passes the fitness test today.pass something with flying colors (=with a very high mark):
He passed his final exams with flying colors.
- 4[transitive] to put something into someone's hand or into a position where they can take it
Pass the salt, please.pass someone something:
Could you pass me that newspaper?pass something to someone:
He passed the camera to her so she could take a photograph.
- 5[intransitive] if time or a period of time passes, it happens and comes to an end
Time passes slowly when you're waiting for something.
The summer vacation passed quickly, as usual.with every day that passes/with every passing day:
She grew less hopeful with every passing day.hardly/not a day passes without:
Hardly a day passed without a reporter calling or knocking at our door.
- 7[transitive] to make a law, proposal, etc. become official, usually by voting to accept it
This is one of the worst laws ever passed.
- 12[intransitive] to happen, or to be allowed to happenpass without incident (=without anything unpleasant happening):
The rest of the meeting passed without incident.pass without comment (=without someone saying something about it):
This innocent remark did not, however, pass without comment.pass unnoticed:
Her mistake seemed to have passed unnoticed.
pass (a) sentence (on someone)legal
pass the time
pass the time of day (with someone)