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 While Timme is a tremendous offensive player, able to pass out of the post and score in a variety of ways down low, defense is not his strong suit. Adam Zagoria, Forbes, "Is Gonzaga Poised To Land The Projected No. 1 Draft Pick For 2022?," 11 Apr. 2021 Dach appeared to pass out of a boards battle to teammate Nikita Zadorov, but the puck instead went wide to the Predators’ Ryan Johansen. Phil Thompson,, "5 takeaways from the Chicago Blackhawks’ 3-2 loss to the Nashville Predators, including Kirby Dach’s bad pass and the updated playoff picture," 29 Mar. 2021 After the Lopez block, Middleton knocked Smart's ensuing inbounds pass out of bounds, giving the Celtics one last opportunity. Steve Megargee, Star Tribune, "Middleton, Bucks beat Celtics 121-119 for 8th straight win," 24 Mar. 2021 The play that got everyone mad online was actually the right call in the end: With 28 seconds left, Royce O’Neale deflected a Sixer pass out of bounds, but appeared to save it. Andy Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, "The Triple Team: NBA referees ruin fun Jazz/Sixers matchup; Rudy Gobert’s ‘small-market’ comments and some of the missed calls," 3 Mar. 2021 Police pass out treats on Halloween and host a summer event at the water park. Reid Forgrave, Star Tribune, "In rural Minnesota, where cops and community are familiar, Derek Chauvin trial looks different," 4 Apr. 2021 The woman was about to pass out when the man released her neck. cleveland, "Police investigate two incidents of gunfire in residential areas: Cleveland Heights Police Blotter," 29 Mar. 2021 Hintz and Denis Gurianov will be on the highlight packages speeding through the neutral zone, but Robertson starts the play with a long pass out of his own end to Gurianov. Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, "Despite his critics, Stars rookie Jason Robertson is finding ways to contribute at the NHL level," 11 Feb. 2021 Democrats claim it’s now a crime to pass out drinks to voters at the polls. Sarah Westwood, Washington Examiner, "Sorting fact from fiction in Georgia voting law debate," 31 Mar. 2021

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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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1 May 2021

Cite this Entry

“Pass out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 May. 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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