pass through

pass through(
pahs
 
thru
)
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 briefly visit)
a. estar de paso
My parents won't be staying overnight. They're just passing through.Mis padres no se quedan a pasar la noche. Están solamente de paso.
b. pasar
What should we see in the city while we're passing through?¿Qué deberíamos ver en la ciudad cuando pasemos por ella?
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
2. (to move through)
a. pasar por
We passed through very beautiful farm country on our way to the mountains.De camino hacia las montañas, pasamos por unos campos de cultivo muy bonitos.
b. atravesar
The bullet passed through his abdomen without grazing any vital organs.La bala le atravesó el abdomen sin tocar ningún órgano vital.
3. (to experience)
a. pasar por
My illness was one the most difficult times that I have passed through in my life.Mi enfermedad fue uno de los momentos más difíciles por los que pasé en la vida.
b. atravesar
Our marriage was going through a crisis back then.Por aquel entonces nuestro matrimonio atravesaba una crisis.
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pass through
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
1. (city, area)
a. pasar por
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (general)
a.
I was just passing throughpasaba por aquí
pass through
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 (not stay) estar de paso
I'm just passing through estoy de paso nada más
2 (go through) pasar
he wouldn't let me pass through without identification no me dejaba pasar sin documentación
the back doors had to be left open for the procession to pass through
intransitive verb
[+town, country, gap] pasar por; [+phase, crisis] pasar por; atravesar; [+barrier] pasar
the hole is too small for it to pass through the revolution passed through three distinctive phases the country was passing through a grave crisis "have you ever been at all religious?" - "no, I never passed through that phase" how many countries did you pass through?
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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