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  1. pass·ing
    IPA[ˈpasiNG]
  2. adjective

    noun

    • 1. the passage of something, especially time:

      with the passing of the years she had become a little eccentric
    • 2. the action of throwing, kicking, or hitting a ball or puck to another team member during a sports match:

      his play showed good passing and good control a good passing movement
    • 3. the end of something:

      the passing of the Cold War and the rise of a new Europe
    • 4. a person's death:

      her passing will be felt deeply by many people
      Synonym : death, demise, passing away, passing on, end, expiry, loss, expiration, decease, disappearance, vanishing, dying out, quietus
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: passing

    • adjective

      going past:

      (of a period of time) going by:

    • noun

      the passage of something, especially time:

      (in sport) the action of passing a ball to another team member:

    • verb

      move or cause to move in a specified direction:

      change from one state or condition to another:

    • noun

      an act or instance of moving past or through something:

      an act of passing the hands over anything, as in conjuring or hypnotism.

    • abbreviation

      passenger.

      passim.

    • noun

      a route over or through mountains:

      a passage for fish over or past a weir or dam:

    • verb

      move or cause to move in a specified direction:

      change from one state or condition to another:

    • noun

      an act or instance of moving past or through something:

      an act of passing the hands over something, as in conjuring or hypnotism.

    • noun

      a route over or through mountains:

      a passage for fish over or past a weir or dam:

    • briefly and casually
    • noun

      a note not belonging to the harmony but interposed to secure a smooth transition from one chord to another.
    • noun

      a winning shot beyond and out of reach of one's opponent.
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