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 That firefighter also found blood along the stairs, leading fire personnel to Lopez, who was passed out at the top of the staircase. Pomerado News, "Trial continues for Rancho Bernardo man accused of sparking fatal fire," 6 Sep. 2019 The callers said a man who was passed out in a white Honda appeared to have symptoms of a drug overdose, police said. Bay City News, The Mercury News, "Oakley man ID’d as victim in fatal napa crash," 6 Aug. 2019 Officers found an intoxicated woman passed out in the back seat. Bruce Geiselman, cleveland, "Heroin use blamed in I-90 crash: Westlake Police Blotter," 17 Nov. 2019 That, of course, doesn't guarantee there will be an end the Hoffa mystery by the time the golden statuettes are passed out — or ever. Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press, "'The Irishman' stirs controversy over its version of what happened to Jimmy Hoffa," 15 Nov. 2019 So, in her high school cafeteria, where lunch trays are passed out indiscriminately to students, then traded, my mother dutifully trades away any Mexican meals. Melissa Hung,, "When comfort food means a heaping plate of Tex-Mex," 31 Oct. 2019 Halloween Hello, where participating stores in the village’s downtown will pass out treats to children from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Halloween. Daniel I. Dorfman,, "Glencoe sets the stage for Halloween fun," 30 Oct. 2019 The suit says the 16-year-old girl became drunk and passed out in the back seat of her car after drinking beer, liquor and Mike’s Hard Lemonade. oregonlive, "Oregon teen says she was raped at high school graduation party, sues alleged attacker and a parent who supplied alcohol," 4 Oct. 2019 Chrystellie Melay is bold and outspoken, an aspiring architect from Haiti who passes out books to her classmates without being asked; Khadiza Akter, from Bangladesh, frets over every quiz and wants to be a doctor., "ada Pierre is tiny, her ambition drawn taut as a bowstring. The 16-year-old daughter of Haitian immigrants wears her hair in a small bun atop her head, her emerging political consciousness finding its voice in the bevy of Black Lives Matter and #MeToo stickers she’s pasted to her MacBook.," 15 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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The first known use of pass out was in 1899

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9 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Pass out.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 9 December 2019.

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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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