Share this entry

Share this page

black out

Definition of black out in English:

Undergo a sudden and temporary loss of consciousness: they knocked me around and I blacked out
More example sentences
  • He could feel his consciousness shutting down, blacking out…
  • The sound of the report still echoed in his ears, and with this as his lullaby, he finally lost consciousness and blacked out.
  • The last thing she heard before she blacked out was a sudden increase in noise and panic.
Synonyms
faint, lose consciousness, pass out, collapse, keel over
informal flake out, conk out, go out
literary swoon
See parent entry: black

Definition of black out in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day terpsichorean
Pronunciation: ˌtəːpsɪkəˈriːən
adjective
relating to dancing