Pass by; pass off as
pass by to go past something or someone Synonym: go by, go past pass by sth I pass by the post office on my way to work, so I can drop in and post your parcel if you like. pass by I hate it when you signal an empty taxi and it just passes by without stopping.
1. I’d waited for the bus for a long time, and when it came it just passed by without a. driving b. stopping c. going
pass off as to make someone believe that a copy or a replica is the real thing
Synonym: palm off as pass sth off as sth We had no trouble passing the counterfeit banknotes off as real money. pass sb off as sb He put on a white coat and tried to pass himself off as a doctor.
2. The woman tried to pass the handbag off as a genuine Birkin bag, but I knew that it a. was real b. was fake c. was expensive
pass on If you pass something on, you give it to another person after receiving it yourself. Synonym: hand on pass on sth You should wear a mask over your mouth so that you don’t pass on the disease. pass sth on After taking your piece of cake, pass the plate on to the next person.
3. My family was very poor so when I grew too big for my clothes, I had to pass them on to my a. older brothers and sisters b. younger brothers and sisters c. mother and father
pass out (1) to give something to each person in a group
Synonym: hand out, distribute
We passed out programmes as audience members arrived at the concert.
Election officials will pass out voting instructions to all the voters.
Nouns often used as objects with pass out (1): forms, sheets, brochures, pamphlets, programmes, booklets
4. The teachers passed out the exam booklets a. to the desks b. to the students c. to the classroom
pass out (2) to lose consciousness all of a sudden
Synonym: faint, black out
It was so hot on the golf course that a couple of the players passed out.
If someone passes out, make sure their airway is open so they can breathe.
pass over If someone Life is passed over, they aren’t given Life the is promotion a mixture of they sunshine were expecting, and and rain,
Tear drops and laughter; pleasure and pain. We can't have all bright days, but it's certainly true There never was a cloud that
The sun didn't shine through!
the position is given to someone else instead.
This is the second time Indira has been passed over for promotion to section manager.
pass sb over I’ m sorry you didn t get the promotion this time, but you’ll get it next time. They can’t pass you over again.
5. Helen says if she’s passed over again when promotions are announced, she’ll a. thank her manager b. quit her job c. celebrate with her colleagues
pass up Informal If you pass up an opportunity or an invitation, you choose not to take the opportunity or accept the invitation. Synonym: turn down, decline pass up sth Bill passed up the opportunity to study music in a top university. He formed his own band instead. pass sth up I had to pass the invitation up as I already had an appointment at that time.
Nouns often used as objects with pass up: invitation, chance, opportunity, window of opportunity, shot (at doing something)
6. Julian passed up the chance to study at Oxford University because he a. wasn’t clever enough b. wanted to study at Cambridge c. he did not receive the offer letter