pass off
transitive verb Date: 1681 1. to make public or offer for sale with intent to deceive 2. to give a false identity or character to

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  • pass off — [v] give because one does not want it eject, foist, make a pretense of*, palm, palm off*, send forth, work off; concept 108 Ant. keep, maintain …   New thesaurus

  • pass off — ► pass off 1) happen or be carried through in a specified (usually satisfactory) way. 2) evade or lightly dismiss (an awkward remark). Main Entry: ↑pass …   English terms dictionary

  • pass off — verb 1. be accepted as something or somebody in a false character or identity (Freq. 1) She passed off as a Russian agent • Hypernyms: ↑look, ↑appear, ↑seem • Verb Frames: Something is ing PP …   Useful english dictionary

  • pass off — phrasal verb Word forms pass off : present tense I/you/we/they pass off he/she/it passes off present participle passing off past tense passed off past participle passed off 1) pass someone/something off as something [transitive] to make people… …   English dictionary

  • pass off — v. (d; refl., tr.) to pass off as (he passed himself off as a doctor) * * * [ pɑːs ɒf] (d;refl.,tr.) to pass offas (he pass offed himself off as a doctor) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • pass off — /ˌpɑ:s ɒf/ verb ♦ to pass something off as something else to pretend that something is another thing in order to cheat a customer ● She tried to pass off the wine as French, when in fact it came from outside the EU …   Marketing dictionary in english

  • pass off — /ˌpɑ:s ɒf/ verb ♦ to pass something off as something else to pretend that something is another thing in order to cheat a customer ● She tried to pass off the wine as French, when in fact it came from outside the EU …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • pass off — verb a) To happen. The millennium passed off without any disasters. b) To misrepresent something. He tried to pass off the imitation Rolex as genuine …   Wiktionary

  • pass off — offer as real or genuine, use a fake object or paper    If you pass off counterfeit money, you can be charged with a crime …   English idioms

  • pass off — I (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To pretend] Syn. pass for, make a pretense of, palm off*; see pretend 1 . 2. [To disappear] Syn. cease, vanish, fade out, fall away; see disappear . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb To offer or put into circulation (an… …   English dictionary for students

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