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space

slang To be or become confused, disoriented, or stupefied, from or as from drug use. OK, Janet, I know you just took a lot of pills, but you need to stop spacing for a minute and tell me where Stephen went! Right in the middle of my speech, I just sort of spaced and forgot everything I was supposed to say.

space out

1. To be or become distracted, preoccupied, or unfocused from the present moment or the task at hand. Thomas, quit spacing out back there and pay attention! I love looking out the window on the train and just spacing out for a few minutes.
2. To be or become confused, disoriented, or stupefied, from or as from drug use. OK, Janet, I know you just took a lot of pills, but you need to stop spacing out for a minute and tell me where Stephen went! In the middle of his speech, he just spaced out and trailed off into an unintelligible murmur.
3. To cause someone to be or become confused, disoriented, or stupefied, from or as from drug use. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is usually used between "space" and "out." Getting knocked in the head like that spaced Tom out pretty bad. I don't like the way these pills space me out—I'd rather just deal with the pain myself.
See also: out, space
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

spaced (out)

silly; giddy. I have such spaced-out parents! He's so spaced!
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

space

verb

spaced

verb
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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References in classic literature ?
That's plain enough.' He passed his hand through the space in which the machine had been.
SOCRATES: But if there are three feet this way and three feet that way, the whole space will be three times three feet?
SOCRATES: We have certainly, as would seem, assisted him in some degree to the discovery of the truth; and now he will wish to remedy his ignorance, but then he would have been ready to tell all the world again and again that the double space should have a double side.
SOCRATES: And how many times larger is this space than this other?
SOCRATES: And are there not here four equal lines which contain this space?
And if this is the proper name, then you, Meno's slave, are prepared to affirm that the double space is the square of the diagonal?
SOCRATES: And does not this line, reaching from corner to corner, bisect each of these spaces?
SOCRATES: Has not each interior line cut off half of the four spaces?
SOCRATES: And how many spaces are there in this section?
"Surely infinity of space is large enough for a poor little projectile to walk through without fear.
Indeed, I think that this meteorite, which, had it struck the projectile, would have much embarrassed us, will give us the means of deciding what our position in space is."
Nicholl, as an economical man, put out the gas, now useless, and whose brilliancy prevented any observation of the inter-planetary space.
Her mountains, her plains, every projection was as clearly discernible to their eyes as if they were observing it from some spot upon the earth; but its light was developed through space with wonderful intensity.
The space for the vacuum core becomes de Sitter space.