The word ‘pass’ can mean many different things. As a verb, the meaning is to move in a particular direction/go past or be successful.
- I passed 12 ducklings earlier on my walk to work. (go past)
- I didn’t pass my exam. (be successful)
Pass is a regular verb. The past tense and past participle is passed.
phrasal verbs with pass
Phrasal verbs with ‘pass’ include:
- Pass around/round (give to everyone)
- Pass as (pretend to be something)
- Pass away (die)
- Pass back (return)
- Pass by (visit briefly)
- Pass down (give something to younger generations)
- Pass for (be accepted as)
- Pass off (fool)
- Pass on (give something to someone)
- Pass out (faint)
- Pass over (ignore)
- Pass through (visit briefly)
- Pass to (give)
- Pass up (decline an offer)
Let’s learn the meaning of the phrasal verbs that contain the verb ‘pass’ in more detail and see some examples in use.