doble n. Latin-american ballroom dance. [spanish, = double step]
—v. - (often foll. By along, by, down, on, etc.) Move onward, esp. Past something.
- a go past; leave on one side or behind. B overtake, esp. In a vehicle.
- (cause to) be transferred from one person or place to another (title passes to his son; pass the butter).
- surpass; exceed (passes all understanding).
- get through.
- a go unremarked or uncensured (let the matter pass). B (foll. By as, for) be accepted or known as.
- move; cause to go (passed her hand over her face).
- a be successful or adequate, esp. In an examination. B be successful in (an examination). C (of an examiner) judge (a candidate) to be satisfactory.
- a (of a bill) be approved by (parliament etc.). B cause or allow (a bill) to proceed. C (of a bill or proposal) be approved. 10 occur, elapse; happen (time passes slowly; heard what passed). 11 (cause to) circulate; be current. 12 spend (time or a period) (passed the afternoon reading). 13 (also absol.) (in field games) send (the ball) to a team-mate. 14 a forgo one's turn or chance. B leave a quiz question etc. Unanswered. 15 (foll. By to, into, from) change (from one form or state to another). 16 come to an end. 17 discharge (esp. Faeces or urine) from the body. 18 (foll. By on, upon) utter (legal sentence, criticism) upon; adjudicate. —n. - act of passing.
- a success in an examination. B university degree without honours.
- a permit, esp. For admission, leave, etc. B ticket or permit giving free entry, access, travel, etc.
- (in field games) transference of the ball to a team-mate.
- desperate position (come to a fine pass). in passing in the course of conversation etc. Make a pass at colloq. Make sexual advances to. Pass away 1 euphem. Die.
- cease to exist. Pass by 1 go past.
- disregard, omit. Pass muster see *muster. Pass off 1 (of feelings etc.) Disappear gradually.
- (of proceedings) be carried through (in a specified way).
- (foll. By as) misrepresent or disguise (a person or thing) as something else.
- evade or lightly dismiss (an awkward remark etc.). Pass on 1 proceed.
- euphem. Die.
- transmit to the next person in a series. Pass out 1 become unconscious.
- complete military training. Pass over 1 omit, ignore, or disregard.
- ignore the claims of (a person) to promotion etc.
- euphem. Die. Pass round 1 distribute.
- give to one person after another. Pass the time of day see *time. Pass up colloq. Refuse or neglect (an opportunity etc.). Pass water urinate. [latin passus *pace1]
- n. Narrow way through mountains. [var. Of *pace1]
master n. Expert.
- —adj. - gone by in time (in past years; the time is past).
- recently gone by (the past month).
- of a former time (past president).
- gram. Expressing a past action or state. —n. - (prec. By the) a past time. B past events (cannot undo the past).
- person's past life, esp. If discreditable (man with a past).
- past tense or form. —prep. - beyond in time or place (is past two o'clock; lives just past the pub).
- beyond the range, duration, or compass of (past endurance). —adv. So as to pass by (ran past). not put it past believe it possible of (a person). Past it colloq. Old and useless. [from *pass1]
de foie gras n. Fatted goose liver pAte. [french]
- n. Paste of mashed and spiced meat or fish etc. [french, = *pasty1]
- n. Archaic or colloq. Head. [origin unknown]
n. (pl. Paths) 1 way or track made for or by walking.
- line along which a person or thing moves (flight path).
- course of action. [old english]
v. (-ving) cover (a street, floor, etc.) With a durable surface. pave the way (usu. Foll. By for) make preparations. paving n. [latin pavio ram (v.)]
n. - lever with a catch for the teeth of a wheel or bar.
- naut. Short bar used to lock a capstan, windlass, etc. [low german or dutch]
n. - chess piece of the smallest size and value.
- person used by others for their own purposes. [french poun from latin pedo -onis foot-soldier]
- —v. - deposit (a thing) with a pawnbroker as security for money lent.
- pledge or wager (one's life, honour, etc.). —n. Object left in pawn. in pawn held as security. [french pan from germanic]
—n. - projecting usu. Pointed part, esp.: a the pointed top of a mountain. B a mountain with a peak. C a stiff brim at the front of a cap.
- a highest point of a curve, graph, etc. (peak of the wave). B time of greatest success, fitness, etc.
- attrib. Maximum, busiest (peak viewing; peak hours). —v. Reach its highest value, quality, etc. (output peaked). peaked adj. [related to *pick2]