There are 2 main translations of pass in Spanish

: pass1pass2


pasar por, v.

Pronunciation /pɑːs//pæs/

transitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(go by, past)

      (house/shop) pasar por
      you'll pass the station on your left vas a pasar por la estación, a mano izquierda
      • I passed him in the street this morning esta mañana me crucé con él en la calle
      • she passed me without saying a word pasó de largo por mi lado sin decirme una palabra
      • not a drop has passed my lips no he bebido ni gota
      • A car passing along the street came to a halt.
      • She turned and walked slowly away, passing under the light of the lamps.
      • Before we moved here I passed this junction twice a day for the last 12 years and I never saw an accident.
      • The silence was broken by the engine of a park ranger's orange van passing along the footpath.
      • Calmly curious, they cruise right up to us before passing gently overhead, circling back for a series of fly-bys.
      • She moved along the edge of the cliff and he passed along the rocks to get closer.
      • A shiver passed along her body.
      • Whenever I pass the old drive-in cinema south of the Heavitree Gap, I get a melancholy feeling.
      • They apologised for blocking the road and let me pass, slowly crunching snow under my tyres.
      • I would be only too pleased to have bicycles passing my front door rather than noisy, speeding vehicles.
      • The sun had been up for an hour or so when I passed the Seattle city limit sign.
      • In October 1999, a train passed a red signal departing Paddington Station in London.
      • You travel along the coast and have some great views of the scenery, passing through several towns along the way.
      • For a while, Heather wandered with no purpose or direction, passing apartment buildings and rows of small shops.
      • I am still moved every time I pass the old neighbourhood where I lived.
      • Three masked men reached a first floor office on Sunday night after passing through at least one checkpoint as well as corridors and rooms secured by coded keypads.
      • All drivers have to do to pass each other safely is to stay on their side of the road.
      • To Clark's surprise, when he passes them, the director's hand reaches out to flag his attention.
      • We passed by apples trees filled with bright red fruits.
      • The victim was shot in the stomach at close range with a hand gun but the bullet passed through his body narrowly missing his vital organs.
      • A police patrol passing along the road at 2 a.m. became suspicious as they were constantly being preceded by a van.
      • During the eclipse, the moon passed between the sun and the Earth, leaving a bright rim of fire.
      • After passing a few side roads, Bastian pulled into her driveway and stopped the car.
      • He said that he recalled something being thrown off the yacht as it passed between the pier and the other yacht.
      • You'll be more likely to enjoy and understand the weird places you end up if you know how you got there and what you passed along the way.
      • He passes his brother and moves towards center stage.
      • Upon discovering it was empty the group moved on, passing portraits and tapestries far too grimy to be determinable.
      • He was passing along the road after the shooting and noticed the body before anyone else had come to investigate.
      • Geoff said people will get the best view at about midnight each night when Mars passes directly overhead.
      • The walk up the stairs took no time at all, Kyle started to move slower as they passed Jenny's room.
      • The journey is always brightened up for me by the miniature golf course we pass along the seafront.
      • As noted elsewhere in your site, boats cannot pass under low bridges.
      • The tour will start on the Victoria Embankment of the Thames, near Blackfriars Station, and pass the Houses of Parliament.
      • As we passed along the road that led in to Hudsons Field, the first runners were already coming out and we broke into applause, cheering them on.
      • Last year, more than 125,000 paying members of the public passed through its gates.
      • We reached the marketplace where we did our weekly shopping every Sunday morning, passing between the hospital on the left and the public baths on the right.
      • Just as I was making my move and passing the table I tripped and fell, lunch tray and all.
      • The airport is predicting it will see 330,000 passengers pass through the terminal by Sunday.
      • When the traffic finally started to move, I passed an embankment on the right hand side of the motorway which was covered with grazing sheep.
      • We passed the Greenbank station and went down to the railroads shops just a mile or two down the road.

    • 1.2(overtake)

      rebasar Mexico
      he'll try to pass us on this bend nos va a querer pasar / (se) nos va a querer adelantar en esta curva
      • On the plus side the group has already passed its peak capital investment on the network.
      • At some point the limit of acceptable risk has been passed.
      • Changes in the market started way back when the Nasdaq passed its peak last year.
      • You shouldn't eat any food product that has passed its 'use by' date.
      • I hear that there is peace that passes understanding… there for the taking.

  • 2

    • 2.1(cross, go beyond)

      (limit) pasar
      (frontier) pasar
      (frontier) cruzar

    • 2.2(surpass)


  • 3

    • 3.1(convey, hand over)

      to pass sb sth, to pass sth to sb pasarle algo a algn
      • pass (me) the sugar, please ¿me pasas el azúcar, por favor?
      • pass me up the hammer pásame / alcánzame el martillo
      • the document was passed around the table el documento circuló por la mesa
      • they passed the buckets along the line pasaron los baldes de mano en mano a lo largo de la fila
      • your papers have been passed to me me han pasado tus papeles
      • The curd tart recipe has been passed down for many years and is a closely-guarded secret.
      • We know how tempting it can be to indulge in listening to or passing along a juicy rumor.
      • The newspaper's findings have now been passed to the Trade and Industry Secretary.
      • Tales of mermaids in these parts have been passed down over the years.
      • If you haven't received an invite, let me know, and I'll pass one along.
      • He will provide a display of traditional techniques that have been passed down through the years.
      • He filled three cups from a large flask, passing them round and drinking a long draught from his own, before introducing himself as Seth.
      • Most family businesses suffer as they are passed from generation to generation.
      • A trade that has been passed down for generations came very close to extinction in the late Nineties.
      • I've learned some things about sorting out my home archives that I will pass along to students in my database course.
      • There is no limit on the value of business assets that may be passed to a child in this way.
      • If you're fed up paying too much for petrol, please pass this message on.
      • The stories are passed from generation to generation, often in the form of songs.
      • Enmities between rival factions - and even families - are passed down the years, and some go back a century or more.
      • In addition, wealth is passed from one generation of the wealthy to the next.
      • The secret arts of the Egyptians were passed orally from one generation to the next.
      • Please pass this information on to anyone you know who may be interested.
      • Will you please pass the salt, I don't think these French fries were salted.
      • The disease could not be passed between humans and was easy to cure if caught early enough.
      • Since manic depression is hereditary, did his parents go through a phase of feeling guilty for passing along the gene?

    • 3.2Sport

      (puck/ball) pasar
      • He might have been better off taking his score but he elected to pass to Michael Lawlor on the edge of the square.
      • Every coach has paired off players and had them pass the ball back and forth, back and forth, back and forth.
      • We passed the ball well and responded well to giving a goal away.
      • Once a player has been tackled, they pass to a team mate.
      • He picked up the ball in the inside-right position and trotted forward, although seemingly looking for a teammate to pass to.
      • It was a joy to watch them play: they were smart and they passed the ball brilliantly.
      • The game starts and the ball is passed from player to player.
      • Both sides were passing the ball well and creating chances.
      • The jerseys were too similar in colour and this led to a number of mistakes when players passed the ball to an opponent.
      • The ball gets passed to a player who can't shoot and has never made a basket, even in practice.
      • But Todd was disappointed with only a point and felt his side should have passed the ball a lot better.
      • The tagged player must then pass the ball to a teammate.
      • If the back defender stays near the basket, pass the ball to one side or the other.
      • He drew the cover defence to pass to Johnny McGahan who ran half the pitch to score near the posts.
      • She may opt to pass the ball out to a teammate instead of shooting it.
      • Everybody wants to dunk and showboat, but few can make free throws or pass the ball.
      • I am a great believer in players improving their ability to pass the ball.
      • If one watches Brazil play soccer, they play one-touch soccer, passing the ball around to create the openings.
      • We laughed and started passing a soccer ball to one another.
      • He can pass the ball well and scores a lot of goals for a midfielder.

    • 3.3Law

      (forged banknotes) pasar
      • She was given community service after admitting passing counterfeit currency.
      • When the FBI grabs him for passing counterfeit money, he cuts a deal.
      • He received three concurrent sentences of four and a half years for passing bad checks.
      • One of my earlier cases was investigating a bad cheque that had been passed at a local merchant.
      • A counterfeit 10-dollar bill was found in Scott's wallet leading the prosecutor to charge him with attempting to pass fake currency.

  • 4

    she passed the cloth over the table pasó el trapo por la mesa
    • pass a warm iron over it pásale una plancha tibia
    • he passed his hand across his face se pasó la mano por la cara
  • 5

    (time) pasar
    to pass the time (away) pasar el rato
    • we played cards to pass the time jugamos a las cartas para pasar el rato
    • they passed many a happy hour there pasaron muchas horas felices allí
    • The old man had moved to Mount Akum a decade ago, keeping to himself, occasionally fishing to pass the time away.
    • We'd been out sightseeing all day, and passed the evening with friends, working our way through one of those long French dinners.
    • Without television, radio, or books, the bath was one way to pass the cold winter days.
    • We passed the night in a shelter that let in all the rain.
    • The mistresses lead easy and extravagant lives by local standards, passing the time between trysts by playing mah-jong, eating out and shopping.
    • When I was awake I passed the time by munching on bags of sweets.
    • The villagers pass the long winter nights by listening to stories.
  • 6

    • 6.1(succeed in)

      (exam/test) aprobar
      (test/exam) salvar Uruguay
      all our products have to pass a rigorous inspection todos nuestros productos son sometidos a una rigurosa inspección
      • it passes all the safety requirements cumple con todos los requisitos de seguridad
      • The students of a good teacher pass their course, graduate and settle down with good jobs.
      • Since pupils must pass an examination to proceed to the next standard there is a wide age range in some of the higher grades.
      • Also, many states now require students to pass an achievement test in order to graduate or be promoted.
      • All secondary school pupils will have to pass tests in the basics - literacy, maths and information technology.
      • In college, the goal is not only to pass the course but hopefully remember some of it for the rest of your life.
      • All 160 boys at St Paul's School in Barnes passed all subjects with grades A * to C.
      • This year again, the percentage of candidates who passed their final exams rose.
      • There is an intense pressure on them to be successful - to pass exams and tests.
      • Most soldiers go beyond the bare requirements of staying in shape to pass the Army Physical Fitness Test.
      • If third-grade students did not pass the test, they would be retained in third grade.
      • During her personal development course, Jenny passed exams in food hygiene, health and safety and first aid.
      • Applicants must pass a written test.
      • The inquest heard he had only recently passed his driving test.
      • Schools also have to present evidence of pupils having passed unit assessments throughout the year.
      • Only a small percentage of the village pupils pass the state examination at the end of sixth grade in order to go on to high school.
      • If pupils can't pass the modern exams, the whole system has failed completely.
      • A final exam score of 70 percent is required to pass the lesson and move on to the next one.
      • Every two years they have to take a refresher course and pass the test.
      • Often, he says, a student will pass a state test in elementary school only to fail by seventh or eighth grade.
      • The best way I have found to pass exams is simply to turn up to as many lectures as possible.

    • 6.2(approve)

      (candidate/work) aprobar
      he was passed fit for military service fue declarado apto para el servicio militar
      • However, I am disappointed that we could not unanimously pass this legislation today because of Democratic obstruction.
      • My union branch committee has unanimously passed a resolution to back all the protests.
      • If Parliament - the body that passes the laws - does not uphold the law, how can we expect the public to have faith in our courts and our lawmaking institutions?
      • The Constitution was amended to eliminate the king's power to block bills passed by parliament.
      • The leg was put in plaster and Garth had to delay his flight home until doctors passed him fit to fly.
      • Laws are passed with retrospective effect, late at night with bipartisan support and virtually no debate.
      • Laws are passed by legislatures on the basis of necessity, rather than morality.
      • In our system of government, he said, the legislature passes laws and then the executive interprets them.
      • The motion was passed by 555 votes in favour and 4 against, 48 abstained.
      • It is not a requirement of international law that we pass this legislation.
      • Parliament is expected to pass legislation approving the Prime Minister's move early this year.
      • The new law was passed despite opposition from the Health Ministry and medical community.
      • In 1969 an Act was passed which lowered the age of all voters to 18.
      • I have a license with the Nevada State Athletic Commission and they have passed me fit to box.
      • That has been the strongest, principled position against passing the bill at this stage.
      • Congress quickly passed a non-binding resolution backing him.
      • It is clear that the parties are taking positions to pass this bill in its entirety.
      • In fact, if he is passed fit to play following his ankle ligament injury, he will suffer from a serious lack of match fitness.
      • When the New York legislature failed to pass an emancipation law, some slaves ran away.
      • He could be back in the senior squad if he is passed fit.
      • Have all administrative, legal and legislative avenues to pass a law truly been exhausted?
      • He was passed fit to ride by the doctor on Saturday morning.
      • The following year he passed the Trade Disputes Act, which declared general strikes to be revolutionary and illegal.
      • Other European governments are closely watching French developments as they consider passing similar laws.
      • I'd like to appeal to the Florida senators to please, please pass this new bill.
      • He had been put through a very rigorous test before he was passed fit.
      • A few days before the full mission simulation, the medical board had passed us fit for flight.

    • 6.3

      (law/motion/measure) aprobar

    • 6.4(be approved by)

      that scene will never pass the censor esa escena de ninguna manera va a pasar la censura
      • A similar bill to address the digital divide already passed the Senate unanimously.
      • The bill still has to pass the House of Lords.
      • That plan passed the Senate but died in the House as lawmakers wrapped up work to adjourn for the year.
      • It already has passed the Senate and the Assembly will vote on it in late-August.
      • The bill was removed from the legislature's schedule, together with other bills that failed to pass committee review.
      • While the voucher scheme did not pass Congress, the testing proposals passed both the House and the Senate.
      • It didn't pass committee without a fight.

  • 7

    (comment/remark) hacer
    (opinion) expresar
    to pass sentence dictar sentencia
    • Everyone thought they had the right to pass comment and judgement on her.
    • The judicial decision must be made before sentence is passed and the decision must be made obvious by the judge.
    • The magistrates passed sentence after reading pre-sentence reports.
    • They were young guys themselves and they kept passing comments.
    • Each member of this court would, it should be recorded, have passed a longer sentence for that offence.
    • Magistrates deliberated for over an hour before passing a four-month custodial sentence on the 32-year-old farmer.
    • The last two of the accused were found guilty today and the judge announced he will pass sentence on all the defendants tomorrow.
    • North Yorkshire Police have said national guidelines prevent them from commenting on the case until sentence has been passed.
    • I was brought up not to pass remarks.
    • When the sentences were passed at York Crown Court in May 2001, he walked free because of the time he had spent in custody on remand.
    • A jail term had to be passed to deter others.
    • They passed a two-month consecutive term for the assault, with a concurrent 14 days for criminal damage.
    • She admitted she had grave misgivings about passing such a sentence, but said she was prepared to give the defendant a chance.
    • Although the verdict has been reached and sentence passed, all 13 defendants have the right of appeal.
    • Accordingly, he proceeded to pass the sentences of 8 years concurrent on each count.
    • In passing sentence the judge said that the appellant had an appalling record.
    • Justine said that when in company some people had passed remarks such as: ‘Have you tried to kill yourself?’
    • They applauded as the judge passed a mandatory life sentence.
    • The Court also declared that only a member of the judiciary could pass a sentence and that this was out of the remit of the Home Secretary.
    • On that day the Crown invited the court to proceed to pass sentence on both defendants, and to postpone the determination of a confiscation order.
    • He recently passed critical comments about the attitude of cotton farmers.
    • She passed a nine years term on each of the four offences, all to run concurrently.
    • Everything went smoothly until the judge was about to pass sentence in accordance with the plea bargain.
    • A judge passing sentence at Preston Crown Court told her she had been convicted on overwhelming evidence.
    • Pope Clement VIII demanded that Bruno be sentenced as a heretic and the Inquisition passed the death sentence on him.
  • 8

    (kidney stone) expulsar
    to pass wind expulsar / expeler ventosidad formal
    • he passed blood in his urine orinó con sangre
    • When you pass urine, the muscular wall of your bladder contracts, helping to squeeze urine out through a tube from your bladder called the urethra.
    • It affects mainly men over the age of 45 and common symptoms include a need to get up several times in the night to pass urine.
    • Some people also complain of tension headaches, stomach cramps and of having to get up repeatedly at night to pass urine.
    • Any enlargement of the prostate (cancerous or benign) can cause problems with passing urine.
    • Catheters are thin flexible tubes which are inserted into the bladder to allow urine to be passed.
    • Caffeine and alcohol make you pass more urine or irritate your bladder and give you urgency.
    • This can cause pressure on the bladder, increasing the sensation of needing to pass urine.
    • She was seen a week ago complaining of being sore ‘down below’ and pain on passing urine for one week.
    • Fifteen per cent of both men and women got up at night to pass urine.
    • It's important not to pass urine for at least four hours - and sometimes overnight - before a urine sample is taken.
    • The patient complained of a three year history of difficulty passing urine, being able to produce only a thin trickle of urine with straining.
    • This may lead to lower abdominal discomfort or backache, or may press on the bladder causing symptoms such as needing to pass urine more often than normal.
    • Men may have a discharge, pain on passing urine or painful testicles.
    • Chlamydia can cause pain when passing urine, long-term pelvic pain and infertility.
    • He was still able to pass urine and there was no evidence of infection.
    • ‘He suffers from a bladder problem which means he has to pass urine frequently and urgently,’ he said.
    • He was released without charge after seven days but his beatings were so bad that he had passed blood in his urine and had blood in his ear canals.
    • The side-effects of radiotherapy include tiredness, a burning sensation on passing urine and early menopause.
    • This is simply to help relax the muscles - no urine will actually be passed.
    • Urinary incontinence is passing urine when you don't mean to because of partial or total loss of control of the bladder.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (move, travel)
    pass along the car, please córranse / pasen adelante, por favor
    • many letters passed between them se intercambiaron muchas cartas
    • the bus passes by/in front of our house el autobús pasa por casa/por la puerta de casa
    • the liquid passes down the tube el líquido baja por el tubo
    • he passed into a coma entró / cayó en coma
    • the word has passed into everyday usage la palabra ha pasado al uso común
    • her name passed into history/oblivion su nombre pasó a la historia/fue relegado al olvido
    • spring passed into summer la primavera dejó paso al verano
    • we watched until he passed out of sight nos quedamos mirando hasta que lo perdimos de vista
    • we are now passing over Washington estamos sobrevolando Washington
    • the rope passes through this ring la cuerda pasa por esta anilla
    • the car has passed through many hands el coche ha pasado por muchas manos
    • the book passed through several editions hubo varias ediciones del libro
    • the thought passed through my mind la idea (se) me pasó por la cabeza
    • the road passes under a bridge la carretera pasa por debajo de un puente
  • 2

    • 2.1(go, move past)

      I was just passing pasaba por aquí
      • they passed on the stairs se cruzaron en la escalera
      • they shall not pass ¡no pasarán!
      • his mistake passed unnoticed su error pasó desapercibido
      • I can't let that pass eso no lo puedo consentir

    • 2.2(overtake)

      rebasar Mexico
      let him pass deja que se adelante / que nos pase
      • [ S ]no passing prohibido adelantar

  • 3

    (in baseball, golf) pasar la pelota
    (in basketball, football) pasar la pelota Latin America
    (in basketball, football) pasar el balón Spain
    to pass to sb pasar a algn Latin America informal
  • 4

    (be transferred)
    (estate/crown/title) pasar
    to pass to sb pasar a algn Latin America informal
    • The French throne did not pass to his son, as he had hoped, but to Louis XVIII, the brother of Louis XVI.
    • The taco shop would pass to heirs untaxed, just as the vast majority of small businesses do.
    • It was agreed in the event of either death the estate of the deceased would pass to the survivor.
    • The family has now decided to end its 130-year link with the house, and a duty of care will pass to the next purchasers.
    • My other brothers were well situated and had given their birth-rights up, so it would pass to me.
    • All or a portion of the cash you inherited can pass to your daughters without being treated as a gift as long as you sign a disclaimer.
    • As Mrs Bennet complained, it was cruel for the estate to pass to a Mr Collins ‘whom nobody cared about’.
    • It is well known that cells from the blood of the foetus can pass to the mother during pregnancy.
    • If he were to die as well, then the throne would have to pass to Emmalie, his horrible little sister.
    • In the second half of 2005, the EU presidency will pass to the UK.
    • Infections have been known to pass to other athletes via both routes.
    • If a car is not removed when requested the cost of collection is now likely to pass to the owner/owners involved.
    • Co-ordination of the forests will pass to the Forestry Commission after this time and the cash will help prepare for the transition.
    • Joyce stipulated that, in the event of Nora's death, his estate was to pass to their children.
    • He presumes that everything would pass to me and that I would have no Inheritance Tax liability.
    • Both landlord and tenant have legal estates which may pass to others on sale, by way of gift or under the rules of testate or intestate succession.
    • The problem is that when the second spouse dies their joint assets pass to the next generation minus just one inheritance tax allowance.
    • They had no children, but it is understood that the hall will pass to another family member.
    • Pigs carry a variety of viruses, and some viruses pass from pig to offspring.
    • This goes against the widely held belief that the disease could not pass to different species of animals.
  • 5

    • 5.1(elapse)

      (time) pasar
      (time) transcurrir formal
      time passed pasó el tiempo
      • many years passed transcurrieron muchos años
      • Sadly, my father, Roy, passed away in August 2001 after a two-year battle with cancer.
      • Life was difficult after her father passed away in 1946 and eventually the family farm was sold.
      • The play opens on the eve of Catherine's twenty-fifth birthday, just days after her father has passed away.
      • He has been caring for his mother, Maria, now 85, since his father passed away.
      • Sadly, Lily's mother and father have passed away, so she will walk down the aisle on the arm of her brother, Philip.
      • The boat starts to feel more like a prison and time passes very slowly.
      • After my father passed away, my sisters got married, but I told my mother I didn't want to get married so soon.
      • A moment of silence passed and he slowly lowered his arm, as if he had thought better of it.
      • Time just passes so quickly, it's unbelievable.
      • His sister and father passed away while he was in prison.
      • His father passed away when Todd was only 4 and so he didn't have much memory of his dad.
      • I was glad that there was no clock to tell me exactly how slowly the time was passing.
      • The next few moments passed in a blur.
      • At one restaurant we went to, more than an hour passed between ordering and receiving our main courses.
      • His father-in-law Jimmy passed away this morning after a long illness.
      • It appears that the group has decided to go public, now that a few weeks have passed.
      • The rest of the day passed slowly and uneventfully, but later that night the weather seemed to be clearing up.
      • Nathaniel's father passed away when he was only eleven, and was never around much when he was alive.
      • My father, who passed away some twenty-five years ago, was one of the foremost ear, nose and throat specialists.
      • When his father passed away, he returned to the area to help out his mother and be near his family.
      • The rest of the time passed quickly without incident.
      • Time passes slowly when we are bored or in pain; time vanishes when we are having a good time.
      • His life changed when his father passed away and left a him a small locksmith's workshop.
      • Minutes passed before the public address system crackled back into life again.
      • However, as the days passed everyone went on with their daily lives as if nothing had ever happened.
      • She fell ill and within seven days passed away in her father's arms.
      • At the age of six his father passed away leaving his mum, Helen, to bring up four young children.
      • His father had passed away, and he was having a lot of trouble grieving and dealing with that.
      • Six months have passed, yet the public has seen little improvement in the bureaucracy.
      • The evening passes agonisingly slowly.
      • The minutes passed slowly, for some reason no one spoke, and everyone waited.
      • My father passed away but before he passed he told me to go ahead and make another movie because he could see how depressed I was.
      • His father passed away about 10 years ago; the household is run by his mother.
      • The weeks passed slowly, but I never had a moments rest to think about anything.
      • Maybe it is just me, but somehow when I was in school, time seemed to pass more slowly.
      • I have been in close proximity to many people of various ages and conditions as they have passed from this life.
      • The night passed peacefully without any trouble.
      • After the goals the game slowed to a crawl and the minutes passed agonisingly slowly for Aberdeen.
      • A week had passed since the ball, and already Angelie was bored.
      • A year after his family set up home again in the Highlands his father passed away suddenly.

    • 5.2(disappear)

      (feeling/pain) pasarse
      lie down until it passes acuéstate hasta que se te pase
      • They holed themselves up until the danger had passed.
      • Once the thrill of its discovery had passed, Peter got onto the business of exploring the place a little better.
      • The plan was to run into my room and shut the door, until all the possibility of danger had passed.
      • Once the danger has passed, the emergency services would tell people to go outside into the fresh air.
      • He announced that he believed the danger had passed.
      • When all danger of frost has passed, prune down to the firm, green area of each stem or branch.
      • Some of these conditions are mild and will pass quickly with minimum treatment, others are more serious and need specialised care.
      • Traffic was backed up for miles until the fire died down and the danger of explosion passed.
      • The issue has waited until well after electoral danger has passed before emerging.
      • The vibrant football that ushered in the start of the season has long since passed and is in danger of becoming a distant memory.
      • The pain from the blow would pass but the pain from the word stayed with him forever.
      • But geologists said if a tsunami has not been sighted within three hours local authorities could assume the danger had passed.
      • They had to gather and at least confirm that the danger had passed first.
      • All of them were still a little panicky, but now that the danger had passed, they were settling down.
      • But that sensation passes and then he realizes that his skin is his prison.
      • Remember that half-hardy and tender plants should not be planted out until all danger of frost has passed.
      • When all danger of frost has passed, then they can be planted out in their final location.
      • After frost danger has passed, set out seedlings or plants in well-drained soil in full sun.
      • He knew the greatest danger had passed.
      • Alexander still held her arm cautiously, but he soon let go, sensing that the danger had passed.

  • 6

    • 6.1(be acceptable)

      it's not brilliant, but it'll pass una maravilla no es, pero pasa
      • that may pass in the country, but it won't here eso estará bien en el campo, pero aquí no
      • to pass as sth pasar por algo

    • 6.2(in an exam)

      salvar Uruguay

    • 6.3(be approved)

      (bill/motion) ser aprobado

  • 7

    (decline chance to play)
    (as exclamation) ¡paso!
    I'll pass on the dessert, thanks no voy a tomar postre, gracias
    • I had three opportunities to sell, all of which I passed on because I thought something bigger and better was coming.
    • Until some changes are made, I'm going to have to pass.
    • Company after company passed because they were unsure whether to handle it as music or a book.
    • We invited them over and they said they had to pass.
    • Thank you for the offer, but I think I'd better pass.
    • We passed on a sweet and ordered a second bottle of fizz instead.
  • 8to pass on

    pronunciarse sobre


  • 1

    (document, permit) pase masculine
    (ticket) abono masculine
    bus/rail pass abono de autobús/tren
    • press pass pase de prensa
    • 24-hour pass permiso de 24 horas
  • 2British

    (in test, examination)
    aprobado masculine
    to get a pass sacar un aprobado
    • before noun a pass mark un aprobado
    • what's the pass mark? ¿cuál es la nota mínima para aprobar?
    • pass rate porcentaje de aprobados
  • 3

    pase masculine
    to make a pass hacer un pase
  • 4

    (sexual advance)
    to make a pass at sb intentar ligarse a algn Spain informal
  • 5

    (state of affairs)
    things had reached such a pass that … las cosas habían llegado a tal extremo que …
    • things have come to a pretty pass hay que ver a dónde hemos llegado
  • 6

    pasada feminine
    (of conjurer) pase masculine
  • 7

    pase masculine

There are 2 main translations of pass in Spanish

: pass1pass2


paso, n.

Pronunciation /pæs//pɑːs/



  • 1

    (in hills, mountains)
    paso masculine
    • So he goes out and zooms around the mountain passes of California for a week, and I wish him a fond farewell, but I don't go on these trips with him.
    • Thus, there are prayer flags, wheels, mani stones and mantras everywhere - on the terraces of housing blocks and at the most desolate of mountain passes.
    • The government's weakness and Washington's fear that terrorists might set up camp in the country's mountain passes have kept it there.
    • The best hope of that will be in July and August, when the snow will melt, as much as it ever does, and the mountain passes are at their most accessible.
    • Snow levels will be dropping throughout the daytime tomorrow from above the mountain passes down to below the mountain passes.
    • During December and January the ground was frozen hard, and even travelling to the site over mountain roads and passes proved hazardous.
    • The brothers travelled clandestinely through Iran, and crossed illegally into Turkey over a mountain pass.
    • By late afternoon they had reached the valley of the mountain pass and the south road.
    • Militants' camps have never been completely wound up and infiltration takes place after the melting of snow at the passes straddling over the mountains.
    • The road twisted and hairpinned and climbed, but as scary mountain passes go, it was pretty tame.
    • Rather than retrace our steps, we continued southwards, traversing the mountain down to a pass called Bwlch Tryfan.
    • There were more twists and turns in the BMW International Open over the flatlands of Nord-Eichenried than on the most serpentine of mountain passes.
    • We drove north, broken-down trucks littering the road as we travelled up to the summit of the pass through the mountain.
    • She has breathtaking pictures of a mountain pass so high, that the clouds may be seen way down below.
    • The mountain pass is a difficult road to travel and it appears as though you are not apothecaries or wandering salesmen.
    • What it is Off-road running on dirt tracks and mountain passes.
    • Soon the winter weather will close in and, in the high reaches of the Hindu Kush and Karakoram ranges, the mountain passes will be closed when the temperature drops below freezing for months on end.
    • Police believe that Mr Johnson was trying to avoid the high mountain Alpine passes in the park, but may have been forced to attempt the route by the prevailing conditions.
    • The mountain passes are high and demanding, the climate gives extremes of weather conditions, the infrastructure is primitive and the hidden wastelands are boundless.
    • Beware of what appear to be shortcuts on maps - these often turn out to be unpaved roads or mountain passes.