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Losing and regaining consciousness

faint

verb

to suddenly become unconscious for a short time, and usually fall to the ground

pass out

to suddenly become unconscious, for example because you are too hot

knock out

to make someone unconscious

black out

to suddenly become unconscious

come round

to become conscious again after being unconscious

bring round

to make someone who is unconscious become conscious

collapse

verb

to suddenly fall down and become very ill or unconscious

go under

to become unconscious when a doctor gives you an anaesthetic before an operation

fit

noun

an occasion when someone becomes unconscious for a short time and their body shakes

stun

verb

to hit someone so hard on the head that they cannot defend themselves or they become unconscious for a short time

dark pool

a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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