pass out

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pass something out (to someone)

to distribute something to someone. Please pass these out to everyone. Pass out these papers to everyone.
See also: out, pass

pass out

to faint; to lose consciousness. Oh, look! Tom has passed out. When he got the news, he passed out.
See also: out, pass

pass out

1. Distribute, as in He passed out the papers. [Early 1900s]
2. Also, pass out cold. Faint, as in When she heard the news she passed out cold. [Early 1900s] Also see out cold.
See also: out, pass

pass out

v.
1. To lose consciousness: Some of the football players passed out from the heat. The bar owner had to throw out patrons who would pass out after drinking.
2. To go to sleep: I went home and passed out after a long day at work.
3. To distribute something: The teacher passed out the test results. Our troop leader passed the cookies out.
See also: out, pass