forpass

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From for- +‎ pass.

Verb[edit]

forpass (third-person singular simple present forpasses, present participle forpassing, simple past and past participle forpassed)

  1. (intransitive, obsolete) To go by; pass, go past; pass unnoticed; cross.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.x:
      One day, as he forpassed by the plaine / With weary pace, he farre away espide / A couple []
  2. (transitive, obsolete) To go beyond, exceed; surpass.

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