pass out

passed out; passing out; passes out

Definition of pass out

intransitive verb

2 : to lose consciousness

transitive verb

: to reject (a deal in bridge) as unplayable because everyone has passed on the first round of bidding

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Examples of pass out in a Sentence

I passed out from the flu.
Recent Examples on the Web Porzingis faced a split-second decision of whether to try to pass out to Doncic or shoot over a fast-closing Antetokounmpo, the reigning NBA Defensive Player of the Year. Dallas News, "Luka Doncic shows displeasure with lack of late timeout call in Mavericks’ loss to Bucks," 16 Jan. 2021 Day cards are each year, not counting the ones kids pass out in their classrooms. Lizz Schumer, Good Housekeeping, "The Real History of Valentine's Day, Explained," 22 Dec. 2020 Volunteers armed with reusable food bank bags filled with frozen turkeys braved the cold Wednesday outside the Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana to pass out the holiday birds. Carrie Napoleon,, "Casino gives back to community with 400 frozen turkeys: ‘2020 has been a very challenging time’," 16 Dec. 2020 The dad, comforted the officers were taking over, stayed in the hallway and fought the urge to pass out. Beth Warren, The Courier-Journal, "Meet the man behind crusade to stop global cartel powerhouse that's a top American threat," 25 Nov. 2020 The Migos rapper, who stumped with presidential candidate Joe Biden in Atlanta last week, returned to his neighborhood to pass out food at several polling places. Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY, "Mariska Hargitay and Offset pass out food to voters; more stars take action on Election Day," 4 Nov. 2020 Her friend Vickie Lehuray was given a stack of cards to pass out that listed all the Democrats running for office. Anthony Man,, "No, right-wing congressional candidate Laura Loomer is not a Democrat," 22 Oct. 2020 Trey Pulliam opened the second half by fumbling the inbounds pass out of bounds. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, "SDSU basketball’s secret sauce: Its ‘next play’ mentality," 30 Dec. 2020 Puppies are no free pass out of the pandemic blues. Steve Rubenstein,, "Need a friend? Get a dog — if you can find one," 20 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of pass out

1899, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

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The first known use of pass out was in 1899

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Last Updated

25 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Pass out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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Medical Definition of pass out

: to lose consciousness three men passed out from heat exhaustion— F. J. Bell

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