pass out

verb
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 Eighteen volunteers and members of the Lions organization lined the aisle, passing out packages of letters from family members. Jeff Seidel, Detroit Free Press, "How Detroit Lions helped honor 79 Michigan veterans, as they relived the horrors of war," 4 Nov. 2019 Media: Heartis Senior Living/Facebook The home will be passing out candy and smiles to neighborhood kids from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 31. Kara Quebedeaux, Houston Chronicle, "Houston-area senior living home has a mountain of goodies to give out to trick-or-treaters," 25 Oct. 2019 At the end of the tour, Anita Stephens, who’s been leading people through the farm for 11 years, passed out ice cream samples. Los Angeles Times, "Braum’s is the best burger joint. You’ll wish you were here," 23 Oct. 2019 The system lets school personnel pass out gift cards to students whose families need food. Kate Santich, orlandosentinel.com, "Feeding Children Everywhere charity gets $1 million to address nationwide student hunger issue," 16 Oct. 2019 At a recent event to underscore his administration’s efforts to do something about housing costs, Walsh’s aides passed out figures highlighting construction in Boston and in other cities and towns inside Route 128. BostonGlobe.com, "The split-development proposal is an example of the disparity between what kind of homes can be built throughout the region, depending on the city or town. Housing advocates say it’s a major contributor to the unrelenting housing crunch.," 7 Oct. 2019 After several Georgia high school students passed out from vaping last year, authorities began scrutinizing local tobacco shops. Author: Holbrook Mohr, Anchorage Daily News, "State authorities concerned by street drug in some CBD vapes," 17 Sep. 2019 After several Georgia high school students passed out from vaping last year, authorities began scrutinizing local tobacco shops. Holbrook Mohr, The Denver Post, "“It’s Russian roulette”: State authorities concerned by street drug in some CBD vapes," 16 Sep. 2019 In 1981, Money experienced a near-fatal overdose of fentanyl, passing out for 14 hours while lying on his left leg. Aidin Vaziri, SFChronicle.com, "Eddie Money, ‘Two Tickets to Paradise’ hitmaker, dies," 13 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of pass out

1899, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

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11 Nov 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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