pass off

Primary Meanings of pass off

1.
v
cause to be circulated and accepted in a false character or identity
2.
v
come to pass
3.
v
disappear gradually
4.
v
disregard
5.
v
expel (gases or odors)
Full Definitions of pass off
1

v cause to be circulated and accepted in a false character or identity

Type of:
make pass, pass
cause to pass

v be accepted as something or somebody in a false character or identity

“She passed off as a Russian agent”
Type of:
appear, look, seem
give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect
2

v come to pass

Synonyms:
come about, fall out, go on, hap, happen, occur, pass, take place
Types:
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break, develop, recrudesce
happen
arise, come up
result or issue
result
come about or follow as a consequence
intervene
occur between other event or between certain points of time
transpire
come about, happen, or occur
give
occur
operate
happen
supervene
take place as an additional or unexpected development
go, proceed
follow a certain course
come
come to pass; arrive, as in due course
fall
occur at a specified time or place
anticipate
be a forerunner of or occur earlier than
develop
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
chance
be the case by chance
break
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
iterate
run or be performed again
cycle
recur in repeating sequences
condense
develop due to condensation
appear, come out
be issued or published
open, open up
become available
happen
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
3

v disappear gradually

Synonyms:
blow over, evanesce, fade, fleet, pass
Type of:
disappear, go away, vanish
get lost, as without warning or explanation
4

v disregard

“She passed off the insult”
Type of:
brush aside, brush off, discount, dismiss, disregard, ignore, push aside
bar from attention or consideration
5

v expel (gases or odors)

Synonyms:
breathe, emit
Types:
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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)
radiate
send out real or metaphoric rays
bubble
form, produce, or emit bubbles
effervesce, fizz, foam, form bubbles, froth, sparkle
become bubbly or frothy or foaming
Type of:
discharge, eject, exhaust, expel, release
eliminate (a substance)

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