pass off

pass off

  1. (intransitive) To happen.
    The millennium passed off without any disasters.
  2. (transitive) To give something (to someone).
    • 2015. Off the Rim. Sonya Spreen Bates.
      He turned and passed it off to number 23, who dribbled a couple of times and passed it to number 61.
  3. (transitive, reflexive) To misrepresent something.
    He tried to pass off the imitation Rolex as genuine.
  4. To abate, to cease gradually.
    • 1919, W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence, chapter 55
      I have had a few aches and pains lately and a little fever, but that's nothing; it will pass off.
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby Dick, chapter 16
      I know, too, that ever since he lost his leg last voyage by that accursed whale, he’s been a kind of moody—desperate moody, and savage sometimes; but that will all pass off.
Translations Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: esclarecer
  • Russian: проходи́ть

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