noun, plural timeouts.
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Example sentences from the Web for timeout
"We took a blow and had a timeout and I looked down around where we were standing and what I looked at was amazing," he said.Bob Kurland, the First Player to Dunk, Was a Pioneer for Big Men|Kevin Fixler|March 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A “timeout truce” in the campaign cash arms race neither limits free speech nor requires new legislation.Trickle-Down Bribery, or, The Butch Cassidy Congress|Lindsay Mark Lewis|November 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And how about guzzling from the water bottle during a timeout as if he was the only one who was thirsty?
British Dictionary definitions for timeout
verb time out
Idioms and Phrases with timeout
A short break from work or play; also, a punishment for misbehavior in young children in which they are briefly separated from the group. For example, People rush around so much these days that I think everyone should take some time out now and then, or We don't throw food, Brian; you need some time out to think about it. This expression comes from a number of sports in which it signifies an interruption in play where the officials stop the clock, for purposes of rest, making a substitution, or consultation. Its figurative use dates from the mid-1900s.