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Verb: pass off  pãs óf
  1. Be accepted as something or somebody in a false character or identity
    "She passed off as a Russian agent"
  2. Disregard
    "She passed off the insult"
  3. Cause to be circulated and accepted in a false character or identity
  4. Disappear gradually
    "The pain eventually passed off";
    - evanesce, fade, blow over, fleet, pass
  5. (of an event) come to pass (in time, so that it is real and actual at some time)
    "What is passing off?";
    - happen, hap [archaic], go on, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place
  6. Expel (gases or odours)
    - emit, breathe

Derived forms: passes off, passed off, passing off

Type of: appear, brush aside, brush off [informal], disappear, discharge, discount, dismiss, disregard, eject, exhaust, expel, go away, ignore, look, make pass, pass, push aside, release, seem, vanish

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