“Pass out”: phrasal verb meaning.
- Pass out
- Another term to say “faint”. It’s when you suddenly become unconscious, you may see everything black for a very short moment, and then you fall. Usually after a short time you regain your consciousness but you might not remember what has just happened. It may happen to some people, especially children, when they get out of bed (and thus change their body position from lying to standing) too fast.
Other examples of “pass out” phrasal verb in a sentence
- You’ll pass out when I tell you this.
- I passed out and I can’t remember what happened later.
- I feel like I’m going to pass out but don’t actually lose consciousness.
“Pass out”: use in context explanation
Gina and her husband have been very busy recently and haven’t had time to clean their house. Therefore, a spider web with a spider on it has appeared in a ceiling corner. The husband suffers from a phobia of spiders. He is really scared when he sees a spider. The wife, on the other hand, has no fear of them and she is trying to remove the spider and the web. The husband can’t watch it, though. He’s not feeling well. He feels like he’s going to pass out.