time-out

noun
a brief suspension of play
-

each team has two time-outs left

Hypernyms: ↑pause, ↑intermission, ↑break, ↑interruption, ↑suspension
Part Holonyms: ↑athletic game

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I. \\ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷\ noun (-s)
Etymology: from the phrase to take time out
1. usually time out : a usually brief suspension of activity or work : break, intermission

his eldest son died and he took time out to recover from the shock — Newsweek

2. : a brief period of suspension of play declared by an official in any of various organized sports (as for rest of players, treatment of an injured player, officials' conference)
II. \\ˈ ̷ ̷ ¦ ̷ ̷ \ noun
: a quiet period used especially as a disciplinary measure for misbehaving children

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/tuym"owt"/, n., pl. time-outs.
1. a brief suspension of activity; intermission or break.
2. Sports. a short interruption in a regular period of play during which a referee or other official stops the clock so that the players may rest, deliberate, make substitutions, etc. Also, timeout.
[1870-75]

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time out, or time-out «TYM OWT», noun, plural time-outs.
1. a period when play is suspended during the course of a game, at the request of one team, a player, an umpire, or other official, or a coach.
2. any period of suspension of activity; respite: »

to take time out from work to smoke a cigarette.

3. a period of quiet or enforced separation, often used to discipline or manage children: »

Anticipating a time out, young Harold retreated to his chair after he had drawn on the white walls with his purple crayon.

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/ˈtaımˈaʊt/ noun, pl -outs
1 : a short period of time during a sports event when the game stops and the players rest or talk to their coach
[count]

The coach asked for a time-out to talk to her players.

The coach called a time-out.

[noncount]

The quarterback called time-out [=asked for a time-out] with 20 seconds remaining.

2 : a short period of time when you stop doing something so that you can rest or do something else
[count]

We've been working all morning. Let's take a time-out and get some coffee.

[noncount]

Let's take time-out for a few minutes.

3 US : a short period of time when a child must sit quietly as punishment for behaving badly
[count]

The book talks about the proper way to use time-outs.

If you do that again, you're getting a time-out! = If you do that again, I'm giving you a time-out!

[noncount]

There's no talking during time-out.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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