1 strong sexual love/attraction
ADJ. grand, great She didn't believe in grand passion or love at first sight. She was his first great passion. | all-consuming, blind, consuming, fierce, fiery, intense | tender | animal, romantic, sexual
QUANT. surge, wave
VERB + PASSION arouse, awaken No one had ever aroused his passion as much as Sandra. | be filled with, feel the great passion he felt for her
PASSION + VERB cool, wane
PREP. with ~ They kissed with passion. | ~ between The passion between them had cooled. | ~ for his all-consuming passion for her
PHRASES a night of passion They spent a night of passion in a hotel. | the object of sb's passion the young girl who was the object of his passion
2 strong feeling
ADJ. considerable, great, high, real a woman of great passion There were moments of high passion in the game.
VERB + PASSION have A writer should have passion. | arouse, rouse This issue always arouses passion.
PREP. with ~ He argued his case with great passion.
PHRASES a crime of passion She killed her husband's lover in a crime of passion. | full of passion a speech full of passion
3 strong liking for/interest in sth
ADJ. all-consuming, consuming, great, real | abiding, genuine, lifelong his lifelong passion for aeroplanes
VERB + PASSION develop, have | share They shared a passion for food. | indulge She had very little time to indulge her passion for painting.
PREP. ~ for He developed a real passion for acting.