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A pass can refer to:

  • a mountain pass, a low place in a mountain range allowing easier passage
  • a strait or passage, usually used of one that is very narrow but still navigable
  • permission to be away from one's unit for a short period in the U.S. military
  • a run of a parser or code processor in a compiler (computing terminology).
  • an offer, usually more implict than express, to form an intimate relationship

To pass can refer to:

  • in sports such as soccer, basketball, American football, ice hockey, and volleyball, giving control of the ball, puck, or other play object to another member of the same team
  • as a student, achieving an acceptable grade on a test or in a course ("I'm passing English this year.")
  • while driving, overtaking a slower car in a separate lane (preferably on the left in countries which drive on the right), or the (passing) lane set aside for doing so ("That car's passing me on the left.")

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Pass - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (387 words)
permission, such as a hall pass to visit the restroom in school, or a pass to be away from one's unit for a short period in the U.S. military
passing is a term describing people being accepted as a member of another gender or race, or to appear as not having a certain disability or similar.
passing off is a common law tort which can be used to enforce unregistered trademark rights.
Mountain pass - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (429 words)
Topographically, a pass has the general form of a saddle between two mountains (the elevation as a function of two position coordinates is mathematically a saddle point).
Passes may be very short, consisting of steep slopes to the top of the pass, or valleys of many kilometers, whose highest point is only identifiable by surveying.
There are thousands of named passes around the world; some are familiar names, such as the Great St. Bernard Pass (2,473 m) in the Alps, the Khyber Pass (1,027 m) between Afghanistan and Pakistan, and the Khardung La (5,359 m) in Jammu and Kashmir, India.
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