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passing

 
Adjective passing has 4 senses
  1. ephemeral, passing, short-lived, transient, transitory, fugacious - enduring a very short time; "the ephemeral joys of childhood"; "a passing fancy"; "youth's transient beauty"; "love is transitory but at is eternal"; "fugacious blossoms"
    Antonyms: permanent, lasting (indirect, via impermanent)
  2. passing, pass - of advancing the ball by throwing it; "a team with a good passing attack"; "a pass play"
    Antonym: running
  3. passing - allowing you to pass (e.g., an examination or inspection) satisfactorily; "a passing grade"
    Antonym:
    unsatisfactory (indirect, via satisfactory)
  4. casual, cursory, passing, perfunctory - hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough; "a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws"; "a passing glance"; "perfunctory courtesy"
    Antonym: careful (indirect, via careless)
Adverbial passing has 1 sense
  1. exceedingly, passing, extremely - to an extreme degree or extent; "his eyesight was exceedingly defective"
Noun passing has 7 senses
  1. pass, passing play, passing game, passing - (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate; "the coach sent in a passing play on third and long"
    --1 is a kind of football play
    --1 has particulars:
     forward pass, aerial; lateral pass, lateral; spot pass
    Derived form: verb pass21
  2. passing, loss, departure, exit, expiration, going, release - euphemistic expressions for death; "thousands mourned his passing"
    --2 is a kind of death, decease
    Derived form: verb pass25
  3. passing, passage - the motion of one object relative to another; "stellar passings can perturb the orbits of comets"
    --3 is a kind of movement, motion
    Derived form: verb pass7
  4. passing - the end of something; "the passing of winter"
    --4 is a kind of
    end, last, final stage
    Derived form: verb pass13
  5. passage, passing - a bodily process of passing from one place or stage to another; "the passage of air from the lungs"; "the passing of flatus"
    --5 is a kind of reaction, response
    Derived form: verb pass26
  6. passing, overtaking - going by something that is moving in order to get in front of it; "she drove but well but her reckless passing of every car on the road frightened me"
    --6 is a kind of reordering
    Derived form: verb pass7
  7. passing, pass, qualifying - success in satisfying a test or requirement; "his future depended on his passing that test"; "he got a pass in introductory chemistry"
    --7 is a kind of success
    Antonyms: failing
    Derived forms: verb pass14, verb pass16
Verb pass has 26 senses
  1. pass, go through, go across - go across or through; "We passed the point where the police car had parked"; "A terrible thought went through his mind"
    --1 is one way to travel, go, move, locomote
    Sample sentences:
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  2. travel by, pass by, surpass, go past, go by, pass - pass by; "A black limousine passed by when she looked out the window"; "He passed his professor in the hall"; "One line of soldiers surpassed the other"
    --2 is one way to travel, go, move, locomote
    Derived form: noun passer1
    Sample sentence:
    These cars won't pass
  3. legislate, pass - make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation; "They passed the amendment"; "We cannot legislate how people's spend their free time"
    --3 is one way to ordain, enact
    Derived form: noun passage4
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
  4. elapse, lapse, pass, slip by, glide by, slip away, go by, slide by, go along - pass by; "three years elapsed"
    --4 is one way to advance, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go on
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  5. pass, hand, reach, pass on, turn over, give - place into the hands or custody of; "hand me the spoon, please"; "Turn the files over to me, please"; "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers"
    --5 is one way to transfer
    Derived form: noun passage10
    Sample sentences:
    They pass the food to the people
    They pass the people the food
  6. run, go, pass, lead, extend - stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point; "Service runs all the way to Cranbury"; "His knowledge doesn't go very far"; "My memory extends back to my fourth year of life"; "The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets"
    --6 is one way to be
    Sample sentence:
    Something is ----ing PP
  7. pass, overtake, overhaul - travel past; "The sports car passed all the trucks"
    --7 is one way to advance, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go on
    Derived forms: noun passage9, noun passing3, noun passing6
    Sample sentence:
    These cars won't pass
  8. happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place - come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important"
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
    It ----s that CLAUSE
  9. pass, clear - go unchallenged; be approved; "The bill cleared the House"
    --9 is one way to succeed, win, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goods
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  10. spend, pass - pass (time) in a specific way; "How are you spending your summer vacation?"
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  11. guide, run, draw, pass - guide or pass over something; "He ran his eyes over her body"; "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"; "He drew her hair through his fingers"
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something PP
  12. communicate, pass on, pass, put across - transmit information ; "Please communicate this message to all employees"
    --12 is one way to convey, transmit, communicate
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
  13. evanesce, fade, blow over, pass off, fleet, pass - disappear gradually; "The pain eventually passed off"
    --13 is one way to disappear, vanish, go away
    Derived form: noun passing4
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  14. pass, make it - go successfully through a test or a selection process; "She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now"
    --14 is one way to succeed, win, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goods
    Antonyms: fail, flunk, bomb, flush it
    Derived forms: noun passer3, noun passing7
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    => Somebody ----s something
  15. exceed, transcend, overstep, pass, go past, top - go beyond; "She exceeded our expectations"; "She topped her performance of last year"
    --15 is one way to excel, stand out, surpass
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  16. pass - accept or judge as acceptable; "The teacher passed the student although he was weak"
    --16 is one way to
    judge
    Antonyms: fail
    Derived forms: noun pass11, noun passing7
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  17. pass - allow to go without comment or censure; "the insult passed as if unnoticed"
    --17 is one way to
    let, allow, permit
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  18. pass - transfer to another; of rights or property; "Our house passed under his official control"
    --18 is one way to
    change
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  19. sink, pass, lapse - pass into a specified state or condition; "He sank into Nirvana"
    --19 is one way to move
    Derived form: noun passage1
    Sample sentences:
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  20. pass - be identified, regarded, accepted, or mistaken for someone or something else; as by denying one's own ancestry or background; "He could pass as his twin brother"; "She passed as a White woman even though her grandfather was Black"
    --20 is one way to
    be
    Derived form: noun passer2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  21. pass - throw (a ball) to another player; "Smith passed"
    --21 is one way to
    throw
    Derived forms: noun passer4, noun pass3, noun passing1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody something
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
  22. fall, return, pass, devolve - be inherited by; "The estate fell to my sister"; "The land returned to the family"; "The estate devolved to an heir that everybody had assumed to be dead"
    --22 is one way to change hands
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s somebody
  23. pass, make pass - cause to pass; "She passed around the plates"
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  24. authorize, authorise, pass, clear - grant authorization or clearance for; "Clear the manuscript for publication"; "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"
    --24 is one way to permit, allow, let, countenance
    Derived form: noun pass5
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
  25. die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass - pass from physical life and lose all all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "They children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"
    --25 is one way to change state, turn
    Derived form: noun passing2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  26. excrete, egest, eliminate, pass - eliminate from the body; "Pass a kidney stone"
    --26 is one way to discharge, expel, eject, release
    Derived form: noun passing5
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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