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Continue vs. Pass

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Continueverb

(transitive) To proceed with doing an activity; to prolong an activity.

‘Shall I continue speaking, or will you just interrupt me again?’; ‘Do you want me to continue to unload these?’;

Passverb

To change place.

Continueverb

(transitive) To make last; to prolong.

Passverb

(intransitive) To move or be moved from one place to another.

‘They passed from room to room.’;

Continueverb

(transitive) To retain someone or something in a given state, position, etc.

Passverb

(transitive) To go past, by, over, or through; to proceed from one side to the other of; to move past.

‘You will pass a house on your right.’;

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Continueverb

(intransitive) To remain in a given place or condition; to remain in connection with; to abide; to stay.

Passverb

(ditransitive) To cause to move or go; to send; to transfer from one person, place, or condition to another; to transmit; to deliver; to hand; to make over.

‘The waiter passed biscuits and cheese.’; ‘John passed Suzie a note.’; ‘The torch was passed from hand to hand.’;

Continueverb

(intransitive) To resume.

‘When will the concert continue?’;

Passverb

To eliminate (something) from the body by natural processes.

‘He was passing blood in both his urine and his stool.’; ‘The poison had been passed by the time of the autopsy.’;

Continueverb

To adjourn, prorogue, put off.

‘This meeting has been continued to the thirteenth of July.’;

Passverb

To take a turn with (a line, gasket, etc.), as around a sail in furling, and make secure.

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Continueverb

(poker slang) To make a continuation bet.

Passverb

(sport) To kick (the ball) with precision rather than at full force.

Continuenoun

(video games) An option allowing a gamer to resume play after game over, when all lives have been lost.

Passverb

(intransitive) To go from one person to another.

Continuenoun

(programming) A statement which causes a loop to start executing the next iteration, skipping the statements following it.

Passverb

(transitive) To put in circulation; to give currency to.

‘pass counterfeit money’;

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Continueverb

To remain in a given place or condition; to remain in connection with; to abide; to stay.

‘Here to continue, and build up hereA growing empire.’; ‘They continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat.’;

Passverb

To cause to obtain entrance, admission, or conveyance.

‘pass a person into a theater or over a railroad’;

Continueverb

To be permanent or durable; to endure; to last.

‘But now thy kingdom shall not continue.’;

Passverb

To change in state or status

Continueverb

To be steadfast or constant in any course; to persevere; to abide; to endure; to persist; to keep up or maintain a particular condition, course, or series of actions; as, the army continued to advance.

‘If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed.’;

Passverb

(intransitive) To progress from one state to another; to advance.

‘He passed from youth into old age.’;

Continueverb

To unite; to connect.

‘the use of the navel is to continue the infant unto the mother.’;

Passverb

(intransitive) To depart, to cease, to come to an end.

‘At first, she was worried, but that feeling soon passed.’;

Continueverb

To protract or extend in duration; to preserve or persist in; to cease not.

‘O continue thy loving kindness unto them that know thee.’; ‘You know how to make yourself happy by only continuing such a life as you have been long accustomed to lead.’;

Passverb

(intransitive) To die.

‘His grandmother passed yesterday.’;

Continueverb

To carry onward or extend; to prolong or produce; to add to or draw out in length.

‘A bridge of wond'rous length,From hell continued, reaching th' utmost orbof this frail world.’;

Passverb

To achieve a successful outcome from.

‘He passed his examination.’; ‘He attempted the examination, but did not expect to pass.’;

Continueverb

To retain; to suffer or cause to remain; as, the trustees were continued; also, to suffer to live.

‘And how shall we continue Claudio.’;

Passverb

To advance through all the steps or stages necessary to become valid or effective; to obtain the formal sanction of (a legislative body).

‘Despite the efforts of the opposition, the bill passed.’; ‘The bill passed both houses of Congress.’; ‘The bill passed the Senate, but did not pass in the House.’;

Continueverb

continue a certain state, condition, or activity;

‘Keep on working!’; ‘We continued to work into the night’; ‘Keep smiling’; ‘We went on working until well past midnight’;

Passverb

To be conveyed or transferred by will, deed, or other instrument of conveyance.

‘The estate passes by the third clause in Mr Smith's deed to his son.’; ‘When the old king passed away with only a daughter as an heir, the throne passed to a woman for the first time in centuries.’;

Continueverb

continue with one's activities;

‘I know it's hard,’; ‘but there is no choice’; ‘carry on--pretend we are not in the room’;

Passverb

(transitive) To cause to advance by stages of progress; to carry on with success through an ordeal, examination, or action; specifically, to give legal or official sanction to; to ratify; to enact; to approve as valid and just.

‘He passed the bill through the committee.’;

Continueverb

keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last;

‘preserve the peace in the family’; ‘continue the family tradition’; ‘Carry on the old traditions’;

Passverb

To make a judgment on or upon a person or case.

Continueverb

move ahead; travel onward in time or space;

‘We proceeded towards Washington’; ‘She continued in the direction of the hills’; ‘We are moving ahead in time now’;

Passverb

(transitive) To utter; to pronounce; to pledge.

Continueverb

allow to remain in a place or position;

‘We cannot continue several servants any longer’; ‘She retains a lawyer’; ‘The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff’; ‘Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on’; ‘We kept the work going as long as we could’;

Passverb

(intransitive) To change from one state to another (without the implication of progression).

Continueverb

carry forward;

‘We continued our research into the cause of the illness’;

Passverb

To move through time.

Continueverb

continue after an interruption;

‘The demonstration continued after a break for lunch’;

Passverb

To elapse, to be spent.

‘Their vacation passed pleasantly.’;

Continueverb

continue in a place, position, or situation;

‘After graduation, she stayed on in Cambridge as a student adviser’; ‘Stay with me, please’; ‘despite student protests, he remained Dean for another year’; ‘She continued as deputy mayor for another year’;

Passverb

To spend.

‘What will we do to pass the time?’;

Continueverb

exist over a prolonged period of time;

‘The bad weather continued for two more weeks’;

Passverb

(transitive) To go by without noticing; to omit attention to; to take no note of; to disregard.

Passverb

(intransitive) To continue.

Passverb

(intransitive) To proceed without hindrance or opposition.

‘You're late, but I'll let it pass.’;

Passverb

(transitive) To live through; to have experience of; to undergo; to suffer.

‘She loved me for the dangers I had passed.’;

Passverb

(intransitive) To happen.

‘It will soon come to pass.’;

Passverb

To be accepted.

Passverb

(intransitive) To be tolerated as a substitute for something else, to "do".

‘It isn't ideal, but it will pass.’;

Passverb

(sociology) To be accepted by others as a member of a race, sex or other group to which they would not otherwise regard one as belonging (or belonging fully, without qualifier); especially to live and be known as white although one has black ancestry, or to live and be known as female although one was assigned male or vice versa.

Passverb

(intransitive) In any game, to decline to play in one's turn.

Passverb

(intransitive) In euchre, to decline to make the trump.

Passverb

To do or be better.

Passverb

To go beyond bounds; to surpass; to be in excess.

Passverb

(transitive) To transcend; to surpass; to excel; to exceed.

Passverb

To take heed.

Passnoun

An opening, road, or track, available for passing; especially, one through or over some dangerous or otherwise impracticable barrier such as a mountain range; a passageway; a defile; a ford.

‘a mountain pass’;

Passnoun

A channel connecting a river or body of water to the sea, for example at the mouth (delta) of a river.

‘the passes of the Mississippi’;

Passnoun

A single movement, especially of a hand, at, over, or along anything.

Passnoun

A single passage of a tool over something, or of something over a tool.

Passnoun

An attempt.

‘My pass at a career of writing proved unsuccessful.’;

Passnoun

Success in an examination or similar test.

‘I gained three passes at A-level, in mathematics, French, and English literature.’;

Passnoun

(fencing) A thrust or push; an attempt to stab or strike an adversary.

Passnoun

(figuratively) A thrust; a sally of wit.

Passnoun

A sexual advance.

‘The man kicked his friend out of the house after he made a pass at his wife.’;

Passnoun

(sports) The act of moving the ball or puck from one player to another.

Passnoun

(rail transport) A passing of two trains in the same direction on a single track, when one is put into a siding to let the other overtake it.

Passnoun

Permission or license to pass, or to go and come.

Passnoun

A document granting permission to pass or to go and come; a passport; a ticket permitting free transit or admission

‘a railroad pass; a theater pass; a military pass’;

Passnoun

(baseball) An intentional walk.

‘Smith was given a pass after Jones' double.’;

Passnoun

The state of things; condition; predicament; impasse.

Passnoun

(obsolete) Estimation; character.

Passnoun

A part, a division. Compare passus.

Passnoun

(cookery) The area in a restaurant kitchen where the finished dishes are passed from the chefs to the waiting staff.

Passnoun

An act of declining to play one's turn in a game, often by saying the word "pass".

‘A pass would have seen her win the game, but instead she gave a wrong answer and lost a point, putting her in second place.’;

Passnoun

(computing) A run through a document as part of a translation, compilation or reformatting process.

‘Most Pascal compilers process source code in a single pass.’;

Passnoun

A password (especially one for a restricted-access website).

‘Anyone want to trade passes?’;

Passverb

To go; to move; to proceed; to be moved or transferred from one point to another; to make a transit; - usually with a following adverb or adverbal phrase defining the kind or manner of motion; as, to pass on, by, out, in, etc.; to pass swiftly, directly, smoothly, etc.; to pass to the rear, under the yoke, over the bridge, across the field, beyond the border, etc.

‘On high behests his angels to and froPassed frequent.’; ‘Sweet sounds rose slowly through their mouths,And from their bodies passed.’;

Passverb

To move or be transferred from one state or condition to another; to change possession, condition, or circumstances; to undergo transition; as, the business has passed into other hands.

‘Others, dissatisfied with what they have, . . . pass from just to unjust.’;

Passverb

To move beyond the range of the senses or of knowledge; to pass away; hence, to disappear; to vanish; to depart; specifically, to depart from life; to die.

‘Disturb him not, let him pass paceably.’; ‘Beauty is a charm, but soon the charm will pass.’; ‘The passing of the sweetest soulThat ever looked with human eyes.’;

Passverb

To move or to come into being or under notice; to come and go in consciousness; hence, to take place; to occur; to happen; to come; to occur progressively or in succession; to be present transitorily.

‘So death passed upon all men.’; ‘Our own consciousness of what passes within our own mind.’;

Passverb

To go by or glide by, as time; to elapse; to be spent; as, their vacation passed pleasantly.

‘Now the time is far passed.’;

Passverb

To go from one person to another; hence, to be given and taken freely; as, clipped coin will not pass; to obtain general acceptance; to be held or regarded; to circulate; to be current; - followed by for before a word denoting value or estimation.

‘False eloquence passeth only where true is not understood.’; ‘This will not pass for a fault in him.’;

Passverb

To advance through all the steps or stages necessary to validity or effectiveness; to be carried through a body that has power to sanction or reject; to receive legislative sanction; to be enacted; as, the resolution passed; the bill passed both houses of Congress.

Passverb

To go through any inspection or test successfully; to be approved or accepted; as, he attempted the examination, but did not expect to pass.

Passverb

To be suffered to go on; to be tolerated; hence, to continue; to live along.

Passverb

To go unheeded or neglected; to proceed without hindrance or opposition; as, we let this act pass.

Passverb

To go beyond bounds; to surpass; to be in excess.

Passverb

To take heed; to care.

‘As for these silken-coated slaves, I pass not.’;

Passverb

To go through the intestines.

Passverb

To be conveyed or transferred by will, deed, or other instrument of conveyance; as, an estate passes by a certain clause in a deed.

Passverb

To make a lunge or pass; to thrust.

Passverb

To decline to play in one's turn; in euchre, to decline to make the trump.

‘She would not play, yet must not pass.’;

Passverb

To go by, beyond, over, through, or the like; to proceed from one side to the other of; as, to pass a house, a stream, a boundary, etc.

‘She loved me for the dangers I had passed.’;

Passverb

To go by without noticing; to omit attention to; to take no note of; to disregard.

‘Please you that I may pass This doing.’; ‘I pass their warlike pomp, their proud array.’;

Passverb

To cause to move or go; to send; to transfer from one person, place, or condition to another; to transmit; to deliver; to hand; to make over; as, the waiter passed bisquit and cheese; the torch was passed from hand to hand.

‘I had only time to pass my eye over the medals.’; ‘Waller passed over five thousand horse and foot by Newbridge.’;

Passverb

To transcend; to surpass; to excel; to exceed.

‘And strive to pass . . . Their native music by her skillful art.’; ‘Whose tender powerPasses the strength of storms in their most desolate hour.’;

Passverb

To cause to pass the lips; to utter; to pronounce; hence, to promise; to pledge; as, to pass sentence.

‘Father, thy word is passed.’;

Passverb

To emit from the bowels; to evacuate.

Passverb

To go successfully through, as an examination, trail, test, etc.; to obtain the formal sanction of, as a legislative body; as, he passed his examination; the bill passed the senate.

Passverb

To cause to advance by stages of progress; to carry on with success through an ordeal, examination, or action; specifically, to give legal or official sanction to; to ratify; to enact; to approve as valid and just; as, he passed the bill through the committee; the senate passed the law.

Passverb

To take a turn with (a line, gasket, etc.), as around a sail in furling, and make secure.

Passverb

To make, as a thrust, punto, etc.

Passnoun

An opening, road, or track, available for passing; especially, one through or over some dangerous or otherwise impracticable barrier; a passageway; a defile; a ford; as, a mountain pass.

‘"Try not the pass!" the old man said.’;

Passnoun

A thrust or push; an attempt to stab or strike an adversary.

Passnoun

A movement of the hand over or along anything; the manipulation of a mesmerist.

Passnoun

A single passage of a bar, rail, sheet, etc., between the rolls.

Passnoun

State of things; condition; predicament.

‘Have his daughters brought him to this pass.’; ‘Matters have been brought to this pass.’;

Passnoun

Permission or license to pass, or to go and come; a psssport; a ticket permitting free transit or admission; as, a railroad or theater pass; a military pass.

‘A ship sailing under the flag and pass of an enemy.’;

Passnoun

Fig.: a thrust; a sally of wit.

Passnoun

Estimation; character.

‘Common speech gives him a worthy pass.’;

Passnoun

A part; a division.

Passnoun

In football, hockey, and other team sports, a transfer of the ball, puck, etc., to another player of one's own team, usually at some distance. In American football, the pass is through the air by an act of throwing the ball.

Passnoun

(baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls;

‘he worked the pitcher for a base on balls’;

Passnoun

(military) a written leave of absence;

‘he had a pass for three days’;

Passnoun

(American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate;

‘the coach sent in a passing play on third and long’;

Passnoun

the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks;

‘we got through the pass before it started to snow’;

Passnoun

any authorization to pass or go somewhere;

‘the pass to visit had a strict time limit’;

Passnoun

a document indicating permission to do something without restrictions;

‘the media representatives had special passes’;

Passnoun

a flight or run by an aircraft over a target;

‘the plane turned to make a second pass’;

Passnoun

a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs

Passnoun

a difficult juncture;

‘a pretty pass’; ‘matters came to a head yesterday’;

Passnoun

one complete cycle of operations (as by a computer);

‘it was not possible to complete the computation in a single pass’;

Passnoun

you advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent;

‘he had a bye in the first round’;

Passnoun

a permit to enter or leave a military installation;

‘he had to show his pass in order to get out’;

Passnoun

a complementary (free) ticket;

‘the start got passes for his family’;

Passnoun

a usually brief attempt;

‘he took a crack at it’; ‘I gave it a whirl’;

Passnoun

(sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team;

‘the pass was fumbled’;

Passnoun

success in satisfying a test or requirement;

‘his future depended on his passing that test’; ‘he got a pass in introductory chemistry’;

Passverb

go across or through;

‘We passed the point where the police car had parked’; ‘A terrible thought went through his mind’;

Passverb

pass by;

‘A black limousine passed by when she looked out the window’; ‘He passed his professor in the hall’; ‘One line of soldiers surpassed the other’;

Passverb

make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation;

‘They passed the amendment’; ‘We cannot legislate how people's spend their free time’;

Passverb

pass by;

‘three years elapsed’;

Passverb

place into the hands or custody of;

‘hand me the spoon, please’; ‘Turn the files over to me, please’; ‘He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers’;

Passverb

stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point;

‘Service runs all the way to Cranbury’; ‘His knowledge doesn't go very far’; ‘My memory extends back to my fourth year of life’; ‘The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets’;

Passverb

travel past;

‘The sports car passed all the trucks’;

Passverb

come to pass;

‘What is happening?’; ‘The meeting took place off without an incidence’; ‘Nothing occurred that seemed important’;

Passverb

go unchallenged; be approved;

‘The bill cleared the House’;

Passverb

pass (time) in a specific way;

‘How are you spending your summer vacation?’;

Passverb

guide or pass over something;

‘He ran his eyes over her body’; ‘She ran her fingers along the carved figurine’; ‘He drew her hair through his fingers’;

Passverb

transmit information ;

‘Please communicate this message to all employees’;

Passverb

disappear gradually;

‘The pain eventually passed off’;

Passverb

go successfully through a test or a selection process;

‘She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now’;

Passverb

go beyond;

‘She exceeded our expectations’; ‘She topped her performance of last year’;

Passverb

accept or judge as acceptable;

‘The teacher passed the student although he was weak’;

Passverb

allow to go without comment or censure;

‘the insult passed as if unnoticed’;

Passverb

transfer to another; of rights or property;

‘Our house passed under his official control’;

Passverb

pass into a specified state or condition;

‘He sank into Nirvana’;

Passverb

be identified, regarded, accepted, or mistaken for someone or something else; as by denying one's own ancestry or background;

‘He could pass as his twin brother’; ‘She passed as a White woman even though her grandfather was Black’;

Passverb

throw (a ball) to another player;

‘Smith passed’;

Passverb

be inherited by;

‘The estate fell to my sister’; ‘The land returned to the family’; ‘The estate devolved to an heir that everybody had assumed to be dead’;

Passverb

cause to pass;

‘She passed around the plates’;

Passverb

grant authorization or clearance for;

‘Clear the manuscript for publication’; ‘The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography’;

Passverb

pass from physical life and lose all all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life;

‘She died from cancer’; ‘They children perished in the fire’; ‘The patient went peacefully’;

Passverb

eliminate from the body;

‘Pass a kidney stone’;

Passadjective

of advancing the ball by throwing it;

‘a team with a good passing attack’; ‘a pass play’;

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