call (a) time-out


: to ask for a short period of time to stop doing something in order to rest or do something else

Examples of call (a) time-out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In sports, coaches call a time-out to bring focus, assess the flow and momentum of the game and craft their next play. J. Gerald Suarez, USA TODAY, 15 June 2022 Country radio stations nationwide put up polls asking listeners to vote on whether Church was entitled to call a time-out from his tour for personal reasons or was betraying his base, with opinions sharply split. Chris Willman, Variety, 1 Apr. 2022

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“Call (a) time-out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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