pass 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.

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Police said she was found passed out in the eastbound lane with the locked car in gear and her foot on the brake. Thomas Jewell,, "Speeder offers unconditional surrender: Bentleyville Police Blotter," 6 Apr. 2018 Grant put the victim in a chokehold, causing him to pass out, police said in the records. Nathan J. Fish, azcentral, "Records: Man threatens friend with knife, shoots as he flees," 14 May 2018 Two women were found passed out on the steps of a New London church Saturday, under the influence of hallucinogens and with an infant beside them, according to police. Matthew Ormseth,, "New London Police: Women Found Unconscious On Church Steps, Under Influence of Hallucinogens, With Infant Beside Them," 6 May 2018 On the night of April 14 to April 15, Prince passed out on a flight home from Atlanta, and the private plane made an emergency stop in Moline, Illinois. CBS News, "Video shows Prince at doctor's office day before his deadly overdose," 20 Apr. 2018 On the night of April 14 to April 15, Prince passed out on a flight home from Atlanta, and the private plane made an emergency stop in Moline, Ill. Amy Forliti,, "As Prince's health waned, his inner circle had grown increasingly alarmed," 20 Apr. 2018 DeCourcy Squire came to Cincinnati to pass out leaflets and talk to people about the war in Vietnam. Cameron Knight,, "50 years ago this protester spent 62 days fasting in Cincinnati jail. She's still got game.," 26 Mar. 2018 Barcelonians are reportedly at their wit’s end with the wild antics of rowdy tourists, who are said to be urinating in public, littering playgrounds with drug paraphernalia and passing out drunk in the streets of the Catalonian capital. Janine Puhak, Fox News, "Barcelona's tourists are urinating in the streets, ruining city, locals say," 15 Aug. 2018 On a sultry July 4, Graff stood on the Park Avenue portion of the parade route awaiting the festivities where the tone was set with village manager Phil Kiraly passing out small American flags. Daniel I. Dorfman,, "Glencoe Fourth of July parade brings back memories for some, creates new ones for others," 10 July 2018

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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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Medical Definition of pass out

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

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