To pass off

to go away; to cease; to disappear; as, an agitation passes off.
- Shak.
to impose fraudulently; to palm off.

See also: Pass, Pass

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
But this sort of sickness used to pass off with the first sight of a familiar landmark.
We must try to pass off such moments with an appearance of unconcern.
'The accused used to throw letters and his phone number and also used to pass off teasing remarks,' he said.
FORMER Lib Dem leader Charles Kennedy was accused of dishonesty yesterday for trying to pass off a party councillor as a local planning to vote for him.
Graham Catlett recently was reprimanded and fined $1,550 by the Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on Professional Conduct for his role in a 2005 scheme to pass off conventional tomatoes as organic produce.
It's just the law of averages." Animal Aid director Andrew Tyler added: "To pass off the deaths of six horses in a single day's racing as a statistical blip amounts to cold-hearted complacency."
The man was caught on CCTV trying to pass off the counterfeit note at Moss Pharmacy in Wombourne on May 9.
During the post-World War II era, when state-of-the-art medications like the polio vaccine and antibiotics held sway and food was less understood as the good medicine it is, society seemed more willing to pass off lousy hospital fare with a few jokes.
They should be able to pass off an opponent to a teammate.
The Essex Speed Camera Partnership has already had trials with 10 of the cameras and used them to identify the driver in more than 1,000 cases in which the culprits were either trying to pass off points or claiming they did not know who the driver was.
Police claim one of the women then tried to pass off the infant as her own.
Tenants that occupy several floors within a building are easier targets for landlords wishing to pass off Local Law 26 expenses.