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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And one lady passed out temporary tattoos with an image of the horse and his name. Fletcher Page, The Courier-Journal, "Justify's Belmont arrival captivated the Triple Crown hopeful's peers," 6 June 2018 Jennings passed out due to the beating, but remembers hearing his son screaming and crying for him. Breanna Edwards, The Root, "Brooklyn, NY, Man Who Called Cops for Help, and Was Instead Beaten Up, Wins $3 Million," 5 June 2018 Workers from the Red Cross passed out water and chaplains prayed with mourners, who walked the line of crosses and talked amongst themselves. St. John Barned-smith, Houston Chronicle, "Hundreds gather to mourn Santa Fe shooting victim Jared Black," 26 May 2018 Darn dog regained consciousness and grabbed her biscuit again before the beagle could get it, then immediately passed out in my lap., "Letters: Here's an easy way to make a San Diego bike trip even easier," 1 July 2018 Dellis went into labor at home and passed out, according to the ruling. Justin Jouvenal, Washington Post, "After disposing of the remains of her stillborn child, she was charged with a crime," 8 May 2018 Staff passed out cheese curds to those waiting in line. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "SXSW goes crazy for the world's largest cheese board from Wisconsin," 15 Mar. 2018 The omnibus bill passed out of the House June 21, eking out a win for proponents of the legislation with a bipartisan vote of 213 to 211. Jordyn Hermani, Indianapolis Star, "Black vultures are eating cows alive. But it's difficult to legally kill the birds.," 13 July 2018 Gunin stumbled out of his car to ask police how the others were, then cried out to God and passed out in the road. Jonathan Small, Good Housekeeping, "A Drunk Driver Destroyed Jennifer Tracy's Family. Now, She Wants to Save Him.," 2 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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a state of commotion or excitement

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