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pass

1. n. a passing grade or mark on a test. (Compare this with fail.) This is my third pass this semester.
2. in. to decline something; to decline to participate in something. I’ll have to pass. I am not prepared.
3. n. an act of declining something. Can I have a pass on that one? There is nothing I can do.
4. n. a sexual advance or invitation. (Usually with make.) When he made a pass at me, he got a pass right back.
5. tv. to succeed in spending counterfeit money; to succeed in cashing a bad check. He was arrested for passing bad checks.
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11 : to be or cause to be identified or recognized <She tried to pass for an expert.
The latter can then cut over 4's screen for a pass from 5.
For a stock succession to qualify as a PASS and not be deemed a gift with a retained life estate includible in the transferor's gross estate under Sec.
The Social Security Administration has awarded a grant to the Association for Retarded Citizens national headquarters to demonstrate how PASS can be used to enable people who are mentally retarded to increase their economic self-sufficiency.
The "Point" should shade the passer to prevent the quick long throw and to highly discourage an initial pass to anyone on the "wide side" of the court.
Ensuring that we do not miss her point--that Pecola is a passing figure despite her inability to pass for white--Morrison introduces "a high-yellow dream child" named Maureen Peal (52).
Ball Defender" (X2) must prevent dribble penetration and drive to the basket and encourage the offense to pass the ball as often as possible--the more passes the opponents make, the greater the chance of a turnover and the more time the defense has bought to allow other defensive teammates to get back to help defend the basket (Diag.
But, again, a doubling - it could still just as easily be argued that Rena must die to satisfy the needs of the novel's sentimentalism, that her death is the inevitable penance exacted by both races for her attempt to pass - by the white race for pretending to a station for which her "blood" renders her unfit and by the black race for her treason, again, against her own blood.
The central midfielder, who must resist the temptation to turn with the ball, has to learn to pass in the direction in which he is facing--Player E in the diagram.