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A romantic infatuation.
[Short for passion.]
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[C20: from passion]
to throw or be thrown and break or be broken to bits; smash
a crushing blow
[C17 (n): from earlier passhen to throw with violence, probably of imitative origin]
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1. an infatuation for another person; crush.
2. the object of such a passion.
[1910–15; shortening of passion]
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Pasha heavy fall of rain or snow; a great number of fragments; a collection; a medley; a great quantity or number. See also fall, oncome.
Examples: pash of heraldry, 1894; of people (a great many), 1790; of rain (a heavy fall), 1770; of snow.
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Past participle: pashed
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