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intransitive verb phrase
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.).
1. (to move past)
2. (to transpire)
transitive verb phrase
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.).
3. (to overlook)
a. pasar por alto
You shouldn't let an opportunity like that pass you by.No deberías permitir que una oportunidad así te pase por alto.
b. pasar de largo
Looking back over his life, Dave realized that love had passed him by.Pensando en su vida, Dave se dio cuenta de que el amor lo había pasado de largo.
c. 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.
no direct translation
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
She couldn't let the chance of a lifetime pass her by.No podía dejar pasar la oportunidad de su vida.
When Jimmy met up with friends who were at collge, he couldn't help feeling that life was passing him by.Cuando Jimmy se veía con amigos que estaban estudiando, no dejaba de sentir que no estaba aprovechando la vida.
4. (to go near)
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Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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
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
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