What does pass off mean?

Definitions for pass off

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pass off(verb)

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

    "She passed off as a Russian agent"

  2. pass off(verb)


    "She passed off the insult"

  3. pass off(verb)

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

    "She passed the glass off as diamonds"; "He passed himself off as a secret agent"

  4. evanesce, fade, blow over, pass off, fleet, pass(verb)

    disappear gradually

    "The pain eventually passed off"

  5. happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place(verb)

    come to pass

    "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important"

  6. emit, breathe, pass off(verb)

    expel (gases or odors)


  1. pass off(Verb)

    To happen.

  2. pass off(Verb)

    To misrepresent something.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pass off in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pass off in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kyrie Irving:

    We stuck to the game plan, we didn't want a talented guy like James Harden to beat us. We wanted their other guys to beat us and we forced him to pass off to other guys and we trusted our weakside rotation.

  2. Roger Rosenblatt:

    They do not leave home without American Express. ... Blame the moral carelessness that parents pass off as the gift of freedom as they cut their children loose like colorful kites and wish them an exciting flight.

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