Definition of repass in English:



  • 1no object Pass again, especially on the way back.

    ‘the courtyard where people pass and repass on errands of their own devising’
    • ‘You need to get turn right and to be careful in order to stop anyone repassing you.’
    • ‘the right for Mr and Mrs Brooks Griffiths and their successors in title to pass and repass with or without animals over and along the pathway edged brown within the land hereinbefore conveyed to Mr and Mrs Griffiths.’
    • ‘One of the most common modern examples is obstruction of the highway over which all members of the public have a right to pass and repass.’
    • ‘This sum was about the same as the maximum charge under the existing toll regime that allowed free passing / repassing on the same day, but the new tolls introduced in August 1828 would have doubled her payments.’
    • ‘You can also try at the hairpin, but the risk there is that you will run wide and be repassed on the exit.’
    • ‘A highway is a way over which there exists a public right of passage, that is to say a right for all Her Majesty's subjects at all seasons of the year freely and at their will to pass and repass without let or hindrance.’
    • ‘They were convicted of obstruction, the magistrates taking the view that the only lawful use of the highway was to pass and repass about one's lawful business, and for any purposes incidental to that.’
    • ‘Their right, prima facie, is to use any part of the way for the purpose of passing and repassing.’
    • ‘If a way is actually created in accordance with the terms of an award which makes it clear that the public are permitted to pass and repass with carts and carriages without any restriction, a public carriageway will have come into existence.’
    • ‘There is, however, no indication in the above case law that freedom of assembly is intended to guarantee a right to pass and repass in public places, or to assemble purely for social purposes anywhere one wishes.’
    • ‘That means that one aircraft may pass and repass on more than one occasion.’
    • ‘An hour later, after nightfall, he repassed the plantation, going northward in the direction from which he had come.’
    • ‘Although Josh was able to repass Mawer for the third place he had lost while avoiding the wayward Senna, Fisher ran out of time to catch Duran for second.’
    • ‘The fundamental purpose for which roads have always been accepted to be used is the purpose of travel, that is to say, passing and repassing along it.’
    • ‘Narain Karthikeyan: ‘I had a very good start and overtook Massa but unfortunately he was able to repass me at Becketts.’’
    • ‘Monza in 1971 was a chicane-free circuit so the cars slip-streamed for all 55 laps, repassing each other several times a lap.’
    • ‘But the efforts to advance allowed Steward to close and repass, before he clashed with Seager and gave Luck 10th.’
    • ‘It is the same in clause 7, which sets out the rights of navigation, the right to pass and repass, and the right of passage, except where some other Act circumvents or forecloses on that right.’
    • ‘Last year's race showed it did allow plenty of room for passing, and we were pleasantly surprised to see much passing and repassing, the one aspect of Formula 1 that has been missing for too long.’
    • ‘Just modify your circuits and make them like Hockenheim, where people pass and repass.’
  • 2with object Go past (something) once again.

    ‘as he repassed the gate a few seconds later, I called out to him’
  • 3Pass (a rival) for a second or further time in a race or other competition.

    ‘he repassed Vettel and romped home to his seventh victory of the season’
  • 4US with object Pass (legislation) in an amended form or under changed conditions.

    ‘Congress repassed the statute with the added interstate commerce clause’


Late Middle English: from Old French repasser.