a brief suspension of play
"each team has two time-outs left"
respite, recess, break, time out(noun)
a pause from doing something (as work)
"we took a 10-minute break"; "he took time out to recuperate"
A short break in the action of a sport, for substitution, consultation, etc.
We're being beaten! We need a time-out!
A break from a tense, heated or stressful situation (often enforced, sometimes as a disciplinary measure); a cooling-off period.
Origin: * time + out
The numerical value of time-out in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of time-out in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It's clear that we need a time out.
The alternative to this agreement would not be a 'time-out' from the euro ... but rather predictable chaos.
I am leaving because I want to be a normal 22-year old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight.
Anybody who's spent any time out in the ocean in North Carolina knows about the Frying Pan Tower, it's a fixture of the coast.
Going into the fourth quarter, you usually get a time-out, i am now looking forward to a quiet time-out, Christmas with my family.
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Translations for time-out
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- téntol, temps mortCatalan, Valencian
- Timeout, AuszeitGerman
- tiempo muerto, tiempo fueraSpanish
- time out, temps mort, arrêt de jeuFrench
- перекур, тайм-а́ут, тайм-аут, передышка, блокиро́вка по вре́мени, перерыв, лими́т вре́мениRussian
- vilopaus, time-out, tidsgräns, timeoutSwedish
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