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PASS OUT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pass out mean? 

PASS OUT (verb)
  The verb PASS OUT has 3 senses:

1. pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain
2. give out
3. lose consciousness due to a sudden trauma, for example

  Familiarity information: PASS OUT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PASS OUT (verb)


Sense 1pass out [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

faint; pass out; swoon; conk

Hypernyms (to "pass out" is one way to...):

black out; pass out; zonk out (lose consciousness due to a sudden trauma, for example)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 2pass out [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give out

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

hand out; give out; pass out; distribute

Context example:

The teacher handed out the exams

Hypernyms (to "pass out" is one way to...):

gift; give; present (give as a present; make a gift of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "pass out"):

apportion; deal; divvy up; portion out; share (give out as one's portion or share)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody something
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Sense 3pass out [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lose consciousness due to a sudden trauma, for example

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

zonk out; pass out; black out

Hypernyms (to "pass out" is one way to...):

change state; turn (undergo a transformation or a change of position or action)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "pass out"):

conk; faint; pass out; swoon (pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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