Definition of repass in English:



  • Pass again, especially on the way back.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Monza in 1971 was a chicane-free circuit so the cars slip-streamed for all 55 laps, repassing each other several times a lap.’
    • ‘An hour later, after nightfall, he repassed the plantation, going northward in the direction from which he had come.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘You can also try at the hairpin, but the risk there is that you will run wide and be repassed on the exit.’
    • ‘Their right, prima facie, is to use any part of the way for the purpose of passing and repassing.’
    • ‘Just modify your circuits and make them like Hockenheim, where people pass and repass.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘You need to get turn right and to be careful in order to stop anyone repassing you.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘But the efforts to advance allowed Steward to close and repass, before he clashed with Seager and gave Luck 10th.’
    • ‘Narain Karthikeyan: ‘I had a very good start and overtook Massa but unfortunately he was able to repass me at Becketts.’’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘That means that one aircraft may pass and repass on more than one occasion.’


Late Middle English: from Old French repasser.