1 in sport
ADJ. good, perfect | careless, sloppy | long, short | back, cross-field, square (in football) | forward (in rugby) The referee disallowed the try for a forward pass.
VERB + PASS play Ziege played a pass behind the defence to Weiss. | get, pick up, receive | block, intercept
PREP. ~ from Owen picked up a long pass from Beckham to score. | ~ to He played a careless back pass to the goalkeeper.
2 success in exam
ADJ. good | exam, examination, A Level, GCSE, etc.
VERB + PASS get, manage, obtain, scrape She barely scraped a pass in chemistry.
PASS + NOUN mark, rate The pass mark is 40%. | degree Applicants need a good degree pass.
PREP. ~ at It's difficult to obtain a pass at A Level. | ~ in He should get a good pass in mathematics.
3 official piece of paper
ADJ. free | day, monthly, weekend, yearly | bus, rail, railway a monthly rail pass | security | boarding
VERB + PASS have | use | give sb, issue (sb with) The visitors were issued with day passes. | produce, show
PREP. on a ~ soldiers on a weekend pass | ~ to We bought a two-day pass to Disneyland.
4 way through mountains
ADJ. high, low | narrow | mountain
VERB + PASS cross, take
PASS + VERB be blocked
PREP. over a/the ~ struggling over the pass with their donkeys | through a/the ~ building a road through the pass | ~ over We took the high pass over the ridge.
PHRASES the head/summit/top of the pass
1 of time
ADV. quickly, soon The time passed quickly. | slowly | peacefully, uneventfully The days passed uneventfully.
VERB + PASS help (to) We played games to help pass the time.
PREP. by … to … The bill was passed by 360 votes to 280.
ADV. peacefully | off The demonstration passed off peacefully.
VERB + PASS come to (formal or old-fashioned) I wondered how it came to pass that a thinking man bore the prejudices of his unthinking parents. | let sth I don't like it, but I'll let it pass (= will not object).
PREP. between They'll never be friends again after all that has passed between them.
PHRASES pass unnoticed In the confusion her departure passed unnoticed.