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WHAT IS MEANING OF TIME-OUT

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WHAT IS MEANING OF TIME-OUT

WHAT IS MEANING OF TIME-OUT

TIME-OUT

time–out /?ta?m?a?t/ noun
plural time–outs
Learner’s definition of TIME–OUT
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.

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