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Phrasal Verbs

black out

This page is about the phrasal verb black out

Meaning: to lose consciousness

Synonym: pass out, faint

For example:

  • black out Jack drank so much whiskey that he blacked out and fell off his bar stool.

  • black out It was so hot that one of the soldiers in the parade blacked out and had to be taken to the infirmary.

Quick Quiz:

I realised I must have blacked out because I

a. had a black eye

b. had black paint on my fingers

c. couldn't remember anything

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