Definition 2023


pass over

See also: Passover



pass over (third-person singular simple present passes over, present participle passing over, simple past and past participle passed over)

  1. (transitive) To bypass (something); to skip (something).
  2. (transitive) To make a transit of; to pass through or across (something).
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 8, in The China Governess:
      It was a casual sneer, obviously one of a long line. There was hatred behind it, but of a quiet, chronic type, nothing new or unduly virulent, and he was taken aback by the flicker of amazed incredulity that passed over the younger man's ravaged face.
  3. (transitive) To fly over (something).
  4. (transitive) To overlook; not to note or resent.
    to pass over an affront
  5. (intransitive, euphemistic) To die.


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