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    pass the traffic light.

    We break speed limits. But, what is the verb for traffic light?
    We pass the traffic light.

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    Re: pass the traffic light.

    We break speed limits.
    We run traffic lights.

    E.g.: "He got a ticket for running a red light."

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    Re: pass the traffic light.

    Beat traffic lights.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: pass the traffic light.

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    Beat traffic lights.
    I've never heard that.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: pass the traffic light.

    In BrE, you'll also hear "He/she shot the lights" meaning "He/she drove off while the light was still red".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: pass the traffic light.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I've never heard that.
    OK, it is "beat the red light".

    http://thegrammarexchange.infopop.cc...9/m/7902984537
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: pass the traffic light.

    You can jump a traffic light in BrE.

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