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English verb: pass out

1. pass out (body) pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain

Synonymsconk, faint, swoon

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)black out, pass out, zonk out

2. pass out (possession) give to several people

SamplesThe teacher handed out the exams.

Synonymsdistribute, give out, hand out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody

Broader (hypernym)gift, give, present

Narrower (hyponym)apportion, deal, divvy up, portion out, share

3. pass out (body) lose consciousness due to a sudden trauma, for example

Synonymsblack out, zonk out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)change state, turn

Narrower (hyponym)conk, faint, pass out, swoon

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