English version

pass as somebody/something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpass as somebody/something phrasal verbif someone or something can pass as someone or something, they are similar enough to be accepted as that type of person or thing His French is so good that he can pass as a Frenchman. pass→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
pass as I could pass as a management lawyer.With his height and features, he was hard put to pass as a native.And a passing glimpse of a profile clear as bronze, and at the moment of passing as aloof and serene.So on the following night another try is made, but the night passes as did the first.One of the first major pieces of legislation controlling what information went on packets was passed as recently as 1953.Erebus where the dead pass as soon as they die.Luckily, this fashion seems to have passed as such things were never very easy to eat in a dignified way.He let the thought pass as the plane came to a halt less than twenty yards away from the limousines.
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Verb table
pass
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theypass
he, she, itpasses
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypassed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave passed
he, she, ithas passed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad passed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill pass
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have passed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam passing
he, she, itis passing
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you, we, theyare passing
Past
I, he, she, itwas passing
you, we, theywere passing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been passing
he, she, ithas been passing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been passing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be passing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been passing
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