- pass [n1] opening through solid canyon, cut, gap, gorge, passage, passageway, path, ravine; concepts 509,513 —Ant. closing, closure pass [n2] authorization, permission admission, chit*, comp, free ride*, furlough, identification, license, order, paper, passport, permit, safeconduct*, ticket, visa, warrant; concepts 271,685 —Ant. denial, grounding, refusal, veto pass [n3] sexual proposition advance, approach, overture, play, suggestion; concepts 375,384 pass [n4] predicament condition, contingency, crisis, crossroads*, emergency, exigency, juncture, pinch, plight, situation, stage, state, strait, turning point*, zero hour*; concept 674 pass [v1] go by, elapse; move onward befall, blow past, catch, come off, come to pass, come up, crawl, cross, cruise, depart, develop, drag, fall out, fare, flow, fly, fly by, get ahead, give, glide, glide by, go, go past, happen, hie, journey, lapse, leave, linger, move, occur, pass away, pass by, proceed, progress, push on, reach, repair, rise, roll, run, run by, run out, slip away, take place, transpire, travel, wend; concepts 2,149,242 —Ant. get, take, use pass [v2] surpass, beat exceed, excel, go beyond, go by, leave behind, outdistance, outdo, outgo, outrace, outshine, outstrip, shoot ahead of, surmount, top, transcend; concept 141 —Ant. fall behind, lose pass [v3] succeed, graduate answer, do, get through, matriculate, pass muster, qualify, suffice, suit; concept 706 —Ant. fail, fall behind pass [v4] give, transfer buck, convey, deliver, exchange, hand, hand over, kick, let have, reach, relinquish, send, shoot, throw, transmit; concepts 108,217 —Ant. receive, take pass [v5] cease blow over*, cash in*, close, decease, demise, depart, die, disappear, discontinue, dissolve, drop, dwindle, ebb, end, evaporate, expire, fade, go, melt away, pass away, perish, peter out*, stop, succumb, terminate, vanish, wane; concepts 105,119 —Ant. live pass [v6] enact, legislate accept, adopt, approve, authorize, become law, become ratified, become valid, be established, be ordained, be sanctioned, carry, decree, engage, establish, ordain, pledge, promise, ratify, sanction, undertake, validate, vote in; concepts 298,317 —Ant. deny, refuse, veto pass [v7] express formally claim, declare, deliver, pronounce, state, utter; concepts 49,60 pass [v8] decide not to do decline, discount, disregard, fail, forget, ignore, miss, neglect, not heed, omit, overlook, pass on, pass up, refuse, skip, slight; concepts 25,30 —Ant. accept, be willing pass [v9] rid of waste defecate, discharge, eliminate, emit, empty, evacuate, excrete, expel, exude, give off, send forth, void; concept 179
New thesaurus. 2014.