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Definition of "pass off" [pass off]

  • To happen. (verb)
  • To misrepresent something. (verb)
  • To abate, to cease gradually. (verb)

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Use "pass off" in a sentence
  • "This is the reason, may it please your reverences, that some of the lowest and flattest compositions pass off very well — (as Yorick told my uncle Toby one night) by siege. —"
  • "On his return, he tells Edgar she will do very well for an earl, but not for a king: Edgar distrusts his report, and goes to see for himself, when Ethenwald tries to pass off the kitchen-maid as Alfrida: the trick is detected, Dunstan counsels forgiveness, and Edgar generously renounces his claim."
  • "With a swarming full-court press, Boston forced Johnson to pass off to Worthy and then overplayed Magic, denying him a return pass."