pass off

pass off
((of sickness, an emotion etc) to go away: By the evening, his sickness had passed off and he felt better.) pasar, desaparecer
1) v + adv
a) (take place)

the march passed off without incident — la marcha transcurrió or se llevó a cabo or se desarrolló sin incidentes

b) (cease) \<\<pain/depression\>\> pasarse, quitarse, irse*
2) v + o + adv, v + adv + o (represent falsely) hacer* pasar

she passed herself off as a journalist — se hizo pasar por periodista

1. VI + ADV
1) (=happen) transcurrir

it all passed off without incident — todo transcurrió sin percances

2) (=wear off) [headache, bad mood] pasarse

her headache passed off after an hour — el dolor de cabeza se le pasó una hora después

2. VT + ADV
1) (=present as genuine)

to pass sth/sb off as sth — hacer pasar algo/a algn por algo

he passed the girl off as his sister — hizo pasar a la chica por su hermana

to pass o.s. off as sth — hacerse pasar por algo

she tried to pass herself off as an 18-year-old — intentó hacerse pasar por una chica de 18 años

2) (=dismiss)

he tried to pass it off as a joke — intentó quitarle importancia haciendo ver que lo había dicho en broma

* * *
1) v + adv
a) (take place)

the march passed off without incident — la marcha transcurrió or se llevó a cabo or se desarrolló sin incidentes

b) (cease) \<\<pain/depression\>\> pasarse, quitarse, irse*
2) v + o + adv, v + adv + o (represent falsely) hacer* pasar

she passed herself off as a journalist — se hizo pasar por periodista


English-spanish dictionary. 2013.

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