pass off

/pæs ɑf/

/pɑs ɒf/

Other forms: passed off; passing off; passes off

Definitions of pass off
  1. verb
    cause to be circulated and accepted in a false character or identity
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    make pass, pass
    cause to pass
  2. verb
    be accepted as something or somebody in a false character or identity
    “She passed off as a Russian agent”
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    appear, look, seem
    give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect
  3. verb
    come to pass
    synonyms: come about, fall out, go on, hap, happen, occur, pass, take place
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    break, develop, recrudesce
    arise, come up
    result or issue
    come about or follow as a consequence
    occur between other event or between certain points of time
    come about, happen, or occur
    take place as an additional or unexpected development
    go, proceed
    follow a certain course
    come to pass; arrive, as in due course
    occur at a specified time or place
    be a forerunner of or occur earlier than
    be gradually disclosed or unfolded; become manifest
    recur, repeat
    happen or occur again
    come off, go off, go over
    happen in a particular manner
    come around, roll around
    happen regularly
    happen, materialise, materialize
    come into being; become reality
    bechance, befall, happen
    happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance
    bechance, befall, betide
    become of; happen to
    coincide, concur
    happen simultaneously
    backfire, backlash, recoil
    come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect
    be the case by chance
    happen or take place
    fall, shine, strike
    touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly
    turn out
    prove to be in the result or end
    contemporise, contemporize, synchronise, synchronize
    happen at the same time
    drag, drag on, drag out
    proceed for an extended period of time
    descend, fall, settle
    come as if by falling
    run or be performed again
    recur in repeating sequences
    develop due to condensation
    appear, come out
    be issued or published
    open, open up
    become available
    chance to be or do something, without intention or causation
    come, do, fare, get along, make out
    proceed or get along
    come up
    be mentioned
  4. verb
    disappear gradually
    synonyms: blow over, evanesce, fade, fleet, pass
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    disappear, go away, vanish
    get lost, as without warning or explanation
  5. verb
    “She passed off the insult”
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    brush aside, brush off, discount, dismiss, disregard, ignore, push aside
    bar from attention or consideration
  6. verb
    expel (gases or odors)
    synonyms: breathe, emit
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    belch, bubble, burp, eruct
    expel gas from the stomach
    force out
    emit or cause to move with force of effort
    emanate, exhale, give forth
    give out (breath or an odor)
    send out real or metaphoric rays
    form, produce, or emit bubbles
    effervesce, fizz, foam, form bubbles, froth, sparkle
    become bubbly or frothy or foaming
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    discharge, eject, exhaust, expel, release
    eliminate (a substance)
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