pass off

pass off  {v.}
1. To sell or give (something) by false claims; offer (something fake) as genuine.
The dishonest builder passed off a poorly built house by pretending it was well constructed.
Syn.: FOB OFF, PALM OFF (2).
2. To claim to be someone you are not; pretend to be someone else.
He passed himself off as a doctor until someone checked his record.
3. To go away gradually; disappear.
Mrs. White's morning headache had passed off by that night.
4. To reach an end; run its course from beginning to end.
The party passed off well.
Syn.: GO OFF.
Categories: verb

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