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call time

Definition of call time

  1. 1 US sports :  to ask for or order a time-out <The coach called time.> <The referee called time.>

  2. 2 British :  to announce that it is time for a bar or pub to close

  3. 3 British :  to say or decide that something has ended :  to end something —usually + on <an athlete who has called time on his career>



Word by Word Definitions

callplay
  1. :  to speak in a loud distinct voice so as to be heard at a distance :  shout

    :  to make a request or demand

    :  to utter a characteristic note or cry

  1. :  an act of calling with the voice :  shout

    :  an imitation of the cry of a bird or other animal made to attract it

    :  an instrument used for calling

timeplay
  1. :  the measured or measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues :  duration

    :  a nonspatial continuum that is measured in terms of events which succeed one another from past through present to future

    :  leisure

  1. :  to arrange or set the time of :  schedule

    :  to regulate (a watch) to keep correct time

    :  to set the tempo, speed, or duration of

  1. :  of or relating to time

    :  recording time

    :  timed to ignite or explode at a specific moment


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