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  1. time out

    • IPA[ˌtīm ˈout]

    美式

    • n.
      time for rest or recreation away from one's usual work or studies;a brief break in play in a game or sport
    • noun: time out, plural noun: timeouts

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. time for rest or recreation away from one's usual work or studies she is taking time out from her hectic tour
    • a brief break in play in a game or sport he inadvertently called for a timeout with two seconds remaining
    • an imposed temporary suspension of activities, especially the separation of a misbehaving child from one or more playmates as a disciplinary measure it's the third time this week he's been in time-out
    • 2. a cancellation or cessation that automatically occurs when a predefined interval of time has passed without a certain event occurring.