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Die vs. Pass

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Dieverb

(intransitive) To stop living; to become dead; to undergo death.

Passverb

To change place.

Dieverb

followed by of; general use:

Passverb

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

‘They passed from room to room.’;

Dieverb

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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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Dieverb

followed by for; often expressing wider contextual motivations, though sometimes indicating direct causes:

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.’;

Dieverb

followed by with as an indication of direct cause:

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.’;

Dieverb

(still current) followed by with as an indication of manner:

‘She died with dignity.’;

Passverb

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

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Dieverb

(transitive) To stop living and undergo (a specified death).

‘He died a hero's death.’; ‘They died a thousand deaths.’;

Passverb

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

Dieverb

To yearn intensely.

Passverb

(intransitive) To go from one person to another.

Dieverb

(intransitive) To be utterly cut off by family or friends, as if dead.

‘The day our sister eloped, she died to our mother.’;

Passverb

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

‘pass counterfeit money’;

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Dieverb

To become spiritually dead; to lose hope.

‘He died a little inside each time she refused to speak to him.’;

Passverb

To cause to obtain entrance, admission, or conveyance.

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

Dieverb

To be mortified or shocked by a situation.

‘If anyone sees me wearing this ridiculous outfit, I'll die.’;

Passverb

To change in state or status

Dieverb

To be so overcome with emotion or laughter as to be incapacitated.

‘When I found out my two favorite musicians would be recording an album together, I literally planned my own funeral arrangements and died.’;

Passverb

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

‘He passed from youth into old age.’;

Dieverb

To stop working, to break down.

‘My car died in the middle of the freeway this morning.’;

Passverb

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

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

Dieverb

To abort, to terminate (as an error condition).

Passverb

(intransitive) To die.

‘His grandmother passed yesterday.’;

Dieverb

To perish; to cease to exist; to become lost or extinct.

Passverb

To achieve a successful outcome from.

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

Dieverb

To sink; to faint; to pine; to languish, with weakness, discouragement, love, etc.

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.’;

Dieverb

(often with "to") To become indifferent; to cease to be subject.

‘to die to pleasure or to sin’;

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.’;

Dieverb

To be killed by an enemy. Usually followed by to or another preposition.

‘I can't believe I just died to a squirrel!’;

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.’;

Dieverb

(architecture) To disappear gradually in another surface, as where mouldings are lost in a sloped or curved face.

Passverb

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

Dieverb

To become vapid, flat, or spiritless, as liquor.

Passverb

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

Dieverb

(of a stand-up comedian or a joke) To fail to evoke laughter from the audience.

‘Then there was that time I died onstage in Montreal...’;

Passverb

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

Dieverb

obsolete spelling of dye

Passverb

To move through time.

Dienoun

The cubical part of a pedestal, a plinth.

Passverb

To elapse, to be spent.

‘Their vacation passed pleasantly.’;

Dienoun

A device for cutting into a specified shape.

Passverb

To spend.

‘What will we do to pass the time?’;

Dienoun

A device used to cut an external screw thread. (Internal screw threads are cut with a tap.)

Passverb

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

Dienoun

A mold for forming metal or plastic objects.

Passverb

(intransitive) To continue.

Dienoun

An embossed device used in stamping coins and medals.

Passverb

(intransitive) To proceed without hindrance or opposition.

‘You're late, but I'll let it pass.’;

Dienoun

(electronics) (plural also dice) An oblong chip fractured from a semiconductor wafer engineered to perform as an independent device or integrated circuit.

Passverb

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

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

Dienoun

Any small cubical or square body.

Passverb

(intransitive) To happen.

‘It will soon come to pass.’;

Dienoun

A regular polyhedron, usually a cube, with numbers or symbols on each side and used in games of chance.

Passverb

To be accepted.

Dienoun

(obsolete) That which is, or might be, determined, by a throw of the die; hazard; chance.

Passverb

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

‘It isn't ideal, but it will pass.’;

Dienoun

(electronics) (plural also dies) An oblong chip fractured from a semiconductor wafer engineered to perform as an independent device or integrated circuit.

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.

Dienoun

obsolete spelling of dye

Passverb

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

Dieverb

To pass from an animate to a lifeless state; to cease to live; to suffer a total and irreparable loss of action of the vital functions; to become dead; to expire; to perish; - said of animals and vegetables; often with of, by, with, from, and rarely for, before the cause or occasion of death; as, to die of disease or hardships; to die by fire or the sword; to die with horror at the thought.

‘To die by the roadside of grief and hunger.’; ‘She will die from want of care.’;

Passverb

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

Dieverb

To suffer death; to lose life.

‘In due time Christ died for the ungodly.’;

Passverb

To do or be better.

Dieverb

To perish in any manner; to cease; to become lost or extinct; to be extinguished.

‘Letting the secret die within his own breast.’; ‘Great deeds can not die.’;

Passverb

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

Dieverb

To sink; to faint; to pine; to languish, with weakness, discouragement, love, etc.

‘His heart died within, and he became as a stone.’; ‘The young men acknowledged, in love letters, that they died for Rebecca.’;

Passverb

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

Dieverb

To become indifferent; to cease to be subject; as, to die to pleasure or to sin.

Passverb

To take heed.

Dieverb

To recede and grow fainter; to become imperceptible; to vanish; - often with out or away.

‘Blemishes may die away and disappear amidst the brightness.’;

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’;

Dieverb

To disappear gradually in another surface, as where moldings are lost in a sloped or curved face.

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’;

Dieverb

To become vapid, flat, or spiritless, as liquor.

‘"There is one certain way," replied the Prince [William of Orange] " by which I can be sure never to see my country's ruin, - I will die in the last ditch."’;

Passnoun

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

Dienoun

A small cube, marked on its faces with spots from one to six, and used in playing games by being shaken in a box and thrown from it. See Dice.

Passnoun

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

Dienoun

Any small cubical or square body.

‘Words . . . pasted upon little flat tablets or dies.’;

Passnoun

An attempt.

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

Dienoun

That which is, or might be, determined, by a throw of the die; hazard; chance.

‘Such is the die of war.’;

Passnoun

Success in an examination or similar test.

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

Dienoun

That part of a pedestal included between base and cornice; the dado.

Passnoun

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

Dienoun

A metal or plate (often one of a pair) so cut or shaped as to give a certain desired form to, or impress any desired device on, an object or surface, by pressure or by a blow; used in forging metals, coining, striking up sheet metal, etc.

Passnoun

(figuratively) A thrust; a sally of wit.

Dienoun

small cubes with 1 to 6 spots on the faces; used to generate random numbers

Passnoun

A sexual advance.

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

Dienoun

a device used for shaping metal

Passnoun

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

Dienoun

a cutting tool that is fitted into a diestock and used for cutting male (external) screw threads on screws or bolts or pipes or rods

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.

Dieverb

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’;

Passnoun

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

Dieverb

suffer or face the pain of death;

‘Martyrs may die every day for their faith’;

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’;

Dieverb

be brought to or as if to the point of death by an intense emotion such as embarrassment, amusement, or shame;

‘I was dying with embarrassment when my little lie was discovered’; ‘We almost died laughing during the show’;

Passnoun

(baseball) An intentional walk.

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

Dieverb

stop operating or functioning;

‘The engine finally went’; ‘The car died on the road’; ‘The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town’; ‘The coffee maker broke’; ‘The engine failed on the way to town’; ‘her eyesight went after the accident’;

Passnoun

The state of things; condition; predicament; impasse.

Dieverb

feel indifferent towards;

‘She died to worldly things and eventually entered a monastery’;

Passnoun

(obsolete) Estimation; character.

Dieverb

languish as with love or desire;

‘She dying for a cigarette’; ‘I was dying to leave’;

Passnoun

A part, a division. Compare passus.

Dieverb

cut or shape with a die;

‘Die out leather for belts’;

Passnoun

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

Dieverb

to be on base at the end of an inning, of a player

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.’;

Dieverb

lose sparkle or bouquet;

‘wine and beer can pall’;

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.’;

Dieverb

disappear or come to an end;

‘Their anger died’; ‘My secret will die with me!’;

Passnoun

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

‘Anyone want to trade passes?’;

Dieverb

suffer spiritual death; be damned (in the religious sense);

‘Whosoever..believes in me shall never die’;

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.’;

Dieverb

(of a person, animal, or plant) stop living

‘the king died a violent death’; ‘he died of tuberculosis’; ‘trees are dying from acid rain’;

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.’;

Dieverb

become extinct

‘many species died out’;

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.’;

Dieverb

be forgotten

‘her genius has assured her name will never die’;

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.’;

Dieverb

become less loud or strong

‘after a while, the noise died down’; ‘at last the storm died away’;

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.’;

Dieverb

(of a plant) decay from the tip toward the root

‘rhubarb dies back to a crown of buds each winter’;

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.’;

Dieverb

die one after another until few or none are left

‘the original founders died off or retired’;

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.

Dieverb

(of a fire or light) stop burning or gleaming

‘the fire had died and the room was cold’;

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.

Dieverb

(of a machine) stop functioning or run out of electric charge

‘three toasters have died on me’; ‘I was halfway through a text message when the phone died’;

Passverb

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

Dieverb

be very eager for something

‘they must be dying for a drink’; ‘he's dying to meet you’;

Passverb

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

Dieverb

used to emphasize how strongly one is affected by a particular feeling or emotion

‘we nearly died laughing when he told us’; ‘only the thought of Matilda prevented him from dying of boredom’;

Passverb

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

Dieverb

have an orgasm.

Passverb

To take heed; to care.

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

Dienoun

singular form of dice

Passverb

To go through the intestines.

Dienoun

a device for cutting or moulding metal into a particular shape.

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.

Dienoun

an engraved device for stamping a design on coins or medals.

Passverb

To make a lunge or pass; to thrust.

Dienoun

the cubical part of a pedestal between the base and the cornice; a dado or plinth.

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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