time-out

noun
\ ˈtīm-ˈau̇t How to pronounce time-out (audio) \

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

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First Known Use of time-out

circa 1896, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of time-out was circa 1896

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“Time-out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/time-out. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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time-out

noun
\ ˈtīm-ˈau̇t \

Kids Definition of time-out

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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