time out


time out
time outs
1) N-VAR In basketball, American football, ice hockey, and some other sports, when a team calls a time out, they call a stop to the game for a few minutes in order to rest and discuss how they are going to play.
2) N-UNCOUNT: oft N from n, N to-inf If you take time out from a job or activity, you have a break from it and do something different instead.

He took time out from campaigning to accompany his mother to dinner.

...women returning to the labour market after time out to raise young families.


English dictionary. 2008.

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