pass off

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pass off (third-person singular simple present passes off, present participle passing off, simple past and past participle passed off)

  1. (intransitive) To happen.
    The millennium passed off without any disasters.
  2. (transitive) To give something (to someone).
    • 2015. Off the Rim. Sonya Spreen Bates.
      He turned and passed it off to number 23, who dribbled a couple of times and passed it to number 61.
  3. (transitive, reflexive) To misrepresent something.
    He tried to pass off the imitation Rolex as genuine.
  4. To abate, to cease gradually.