call (a) time-out

Definition of call (a) time-out

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

Word by Word Definitions

  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

  1. :  a brief suspension of activity :  break

    :  a suspension of play in an athletic game

    :  a quiet period used especially as a disciplinary measure for children

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