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 Trey Pulliam opened the second half by fumbling the inbounds pass out of bounds. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, "SDSU basketball’s secret sauce: Its ‘next play’ mentality," 30 Dec. 2020 Puppies are no free pass out of the pandemic blues. Steve Rubenstein,, "Need a friend? Get a dog — if you can find one," 20 Dec. 2020 Put on your jackets, put your chairs in a circle a safe distance around the fire, and pass out the blankets and mugs. Washington Post, "This cocktail can keep you warm around the fire pit — and you can make it there, too," 20 Nov. 2020 The family tradition started five years ago when a neighbor handed the children candy canes to pass out to visitors and someone ended up slipping them a dollar. Danielle Wallace, Fox News, "California twins pass out candy canes at neighborhood light display, collect donations for Toys for Tots," 16 Dec. 2020 The Panthers didn’t pass out of the slot-t once, generating all their offense on 326 rushing yards. David Hinojosa,, "High school football: Week 15 scouting report," 2 Dec. 2020 But Roncalli can also pass out of its no-huddle spread offense, led by junior quarterback Aidan Leffler (1,508 passing yards, 19 TDs) and five receivers. Kyle Neddenriep, The Indianapolis Star, "Indiana Class 4A state finals preview: Peaking Roncalli looks for title No. 10 vs. Hobart," 26 Nov. 2020 In some places, police pass out ice cream on hot summer days. Austen Erblat,, "If cops pull you over this year, you’ll get a ticket instead of a gift," 24 Nov. 2020 Unfortunately, the krewe won’t be able to pass out lumps of coal as members customarily do. Doug Maccash,, "Krampus 'parade,' endearingly creepy Christmas drive-through, set for Dec. 5 in New Orleans," 22 Nov. 2020

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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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13 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Pass out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 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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