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“pass out” in British English

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pass out

phrasal verb with pass uk /pɑːs/ us /pæs/ verb

(LEAVE COLLEGE)

UK to leave a military college after successfully finishing the course:

The new officers passed out from Britannia Royal Naval College on Thursday 1 August .

(Definition of “pass out” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“pass out” in American English

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pass out

phrasal verb with pass us /pæs/ verb

(UNCONSCIOUS)

to become unconscious:

He passed out from the heat.

(Definition of “pass out” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)