pass by
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pass by(
pahs
 
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to move past)
a. pasar
The beauty queen waved to everyone as she passed by in her float.La reina de belleza saludaba a todo el mundo con la mano al pasar en su carroza.
2. (to transpire)
a. pasar
Before we knew it, the night had passed by, and it was morning.Antes de que nos diéramos cuenta, la noche había pasado y estaba amaneciendo.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
3. (to abandon)
a. dejar al margen
The rapidly changing business world has passed by those companies that have been unable to adapt.Los cambios vertiginosos en el mundo de los negocios han dejado al margen a las empresas que no han podido adaptarse.
b. dejar fuera de juego
Don't let all this pass you by.No permitas que todo esto te deje fuera de juego.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Life was passing him by, or at least that's what he felt.No estaba disfrutando de la vida, o al menos así se sentía.
She couldn't let the chance of a lifetime pass her by.No podía dejar pasar la oportunidad de su vida.
4. (to go near)
a. pasar por
The peanut vendor passed by my window without my realizing it.El manisero pasó por mi ventana sin que me diera cuenta.
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pass by
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 (go past) pasar
I was just passing by and I saw your car estaba pasando por aquí y he visto tu coche; she would beg from the people passing by pedía limosna a la gente que pasaba
I hurriedly passed by, not wanting to meet her eyes they were injured when a parked car exploded as their convoy passed by no one had seen him pass by more than 70 trains pass by every day he stood on the corner waiting for the procession to pass by to pass by on the other side (of the street) we see cruelty happen and we pass by on the other side
2 [+time, occasion] pasar
as the hours passed by a medida que pasaban las horas
we can't let that occasion pass by without a drink or two
transitive verb
life has passed her by la vida se le ha pasado sin enterarse; no ha disfrutado de la vida; fortune seemed to have passed him by la fortuna parecía haberle dejado de lado; don't let this opportunity pass you by no dejes pasar (por alto) esta oportunidad
this opportunity is one I mustn't pass by we're the only ones not involved; we're getting passed by, I tell you the glamour of her jetsetting job tends to pass her by becasue she is working so hard he felt life was passing him by
intransitive verb
pasar por
I'll pass by your place to pick you up pasaré por tu casa para recogerte
I told him to drop in and spend a few days with us if he passed by here on his way back
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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