(intr) informal to become unconscious; faint
(intr) British (esp of an officer cadet) to qualify for a military commission; complete a course of training satisfactorilyGeneral Smith passed out from Sandhurst in 1933
(tr) to distribute
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Idioms and Phrases with pass out
Distribute, as in He passed out the papers. [Early 1900s]
Also, pass out cold. Faint, as in When she heard the news she passed out cold. [Early 1900s] Also see out cold.
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