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Noun: time out  tIm awt
  1. A pause from doing something (as work)
    "he took time out to recuperate";
    - respite, recess, break
Noun: time-out  tIm awt
  1. A brief suspension of play
    "each team has two time-outs left"

Derived forms: time-outs, time outs

Type of: break, intermission, interruption, pause, suspension

Part of: athletic game

Encyclopedia: Time out