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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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