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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After responding to a report that a woman had passed out just outside the park, the Sandusky Police Department found two people about to enter Cedar Point who appeared to have overdosed. Emma Keith, Detroit Free Press, "4 people recovering after possible overdose at Cedar Point," 17 July 2019 Members of the Oregon Trucking Association, an opponent of a clean diesel bill awaiting a Senate vote, passed out free donuts and bottled water., "Oregon truckers make themselves heard against climate bill in Salem," 27 June 2019 Officers responded to the 4100 block of President Drive around 9 a.m. for a report of a man passed out. Cameron Knight,, "Police investigating a shooting death in Villages of Roll Hill," 17 June 2019 The parents of a 2-year-old boy who died in a hot car in Dothan were under the influence of marijuana and passed out when the toddler slipped out of the house and got trapped in the vehicle, police said Tuesday. Carol Robinson |,, "Parents of boy who died in hot car were passed out on marijuana, Dothan police say," 2 July 2019 Earlier this year, the Texas Tribune reported that the university denied Beto O’Rourke’s team permission to pass out pamphlets for the former congressman’s presidential campaign. Dallas News, "In 2017, Texas A&M blocked white nationalist’s event. Could new campus free speech law prevent that?," 24 June 2019 After treating an American health worker who passed out and later tested positive for Ebola, Ibeneme thought he had been infected. Yomi Kazeem, Quartz Africa, "As Ebola takes hold in DRC, a Nigerian doctor reminds us of the sacrifices made in West Africa’s crisis," 21 June 2019 Save for a number of lucky privileges and a lot of support, I could be passed out on a sidewalk right now. Beth Spotswood,, "Stepping in to help — how could it be a misstep?," 12 June 2019 Several opponents cried when the measure passed out of committee. New York Times, "Measles Outbreak: N.Y. Eliminates Religious Exemptions for Vaccinations," 13 June 2019

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First Known Use of pass out

1899, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

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22 Jul 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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