time-out

noun \ ˈtīm-ˈau̇t \

Definition of time-out

1 :a brief suspension of activity :break; especially :a suspension of play in an athletic game
2 :a quiet period used especially as a disciplinary measure for children

First Known Use of time-out

circa 1896



TIME-OUT Defined for English Language Learners

time-out

noun

Definition of time-out for English Language Learners

  • : a short period of time during a sports event when the game stops and the players rest or talk to their coach

  • : a short period of time when you stop doing something so that you can rest or do something else

  • : a short period of time when a child must sit quietly as punishment for behaving badly


TIME-OUT Defined for Kids

time-out

noun \ ˈtīm-ˈau̇t \

Definition of time-out for Students

1 :a short period during a game in which play is stopped
2 :a quiet period used as a way to discipline a child


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