pass for sth

pass for sth
UK US pass as/for sth/sb
Phrasal Verb with pass({{}}/pɑːs/ US  /pæs/ verb
to appear to be something or someone else, or try to make others believe that they are: »

These watches are good-quality fakes, and would pass for the genuine article in a store.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • pass as sth — UK US pass as/for sth/sb Phrasal Verb with pass({{}}/pɑːs/ US  /pæs/ verb ► to appear to be something or someone else, or try to make others believe that they are: »These watches are good quality fakes, and would pass for the genuine article in a …   Financial and business terms

  • pass for something — ˈpass for/as sb/sth derived to be accepted as sb/sth • He speaks the language so well he could easily pass for a German. • We had some wine or what passes for wine in that area. Main entry: ↑passderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • pass for somebody — ˈpass for/as sb/sth derived to be accepted as sb/sth • He speaks the language so well he could easily pass for a German. • We had some wine or what passes for wine in that area. Main entry: ↑passderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • pass as/for sth — UK US pass as/for sth/sb Phrasal Verb with pass({{}}/pɑːs/ US  /pæs/ verb ► to appear to be something or someone else, or try to make others believe that they are: »These watches are good quality fakes, and would pass for the genuine article in a …   Financial and business terms

  • pass sb/sth over — UK US pass sb/sth over Phrasal Verb with pass({{}}/pɑːs/ US  /pæs/ verb ► to ignore or not give attention to someone or something: pass sb over for a job/position/promotion »The woman alleges that her employers passed her over for promotion… …   Financial and business terms

  • pass for sb — UK US pass as/for sth/sb Phrasal Verb with pass({{}}/pɑːs/ US  /pæs/ verb ► to appear to be something or someone else, or try to make others believe that they are: »These watches are good quality fakes, and would pass for the genuine article in a …   Financial and business terms

  • ˈpass for sb/sth — phrasal verb to be accepted, wrongly, as being a particular type of person or thing He s nearly forty, but he could pass for twenty five.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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  • pass*/*/*/ — [pɑːs] verb I 1) [I/T] to go past something The procession slowly passed us.[/ex] They stopped at the crossing, waiting for the train to pass.[/ex] 2) [I/T] to move, or to move something, in a particular direction or to a particular place or… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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