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.

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In a heroic rescue at a Fall River apartment building on Tuesday, firefighters knocked down a smoky blaze, helped evacuate eight residents, and revived a pit bull that had passed out in the fire, officials said. Elise Takahama,, "Firefighters save residents, revive dog in Fall River apartment blaze," 27 June 2018 According to Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, the student who passed out the gummies faces seven felony charges for possessing and distributing marijuana. Aaron Rupar, Vox, "Fox News warns about THC gummies “ruining families” and “killing” Americans “every day.”," 3 Dec. 2018 The offense spreads the field to take advantage of its full dimensions and passes out of the shotgun with abnormal frequency, because pass plays are statistically more efficient than running plays. Jonathan Clegg, WSJ, "When Baker Mayfield and Patrick Mahomes Played in College, the NFL Saw Its Future," 1 Nov. 2018 Robert Montgomery is passed out, asleep on a gurney in a hospital gown. Sumathi Reddy, WSJ, "The Transplant Surgeon Needed a New Heart—Even if It Had Hepatitis C," 28 Jan. 2019 Bell actually passed out while trying to remove her cup. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "Kristen Bell Fainted While Trying to Remove a Menstrual Cup," 1 Nov. 2018 On Tuesday, the couple were on call to pass out voter guides, field last-minute calls for help from voters and give rides to the polls. Jazmine Ulloa,, "In the heart of the Central Valley, a push to get Latino voters to the polls," 8 June 2018 From selling Pegasus Pins at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville to passing out water bottles to runners on the finish line of the miniMarathon/Marathon, there’s a volunteer job out there for everyone. Lorri Roberts, The Courier-Journal, "“Why I volunteer … and why you should too”," 2 Feb. 2018 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

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First Known Use of pass out

1899, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

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pass on

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pass over


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13 May 2019

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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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