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Definition of timed

1 : done or taking place at a time of a specified sort an ill-timed arrival
2 : made to occur at or in a set time a timed explosion

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Today's angel investor claimed feels suspiciously timed to counter the many news reports that came out yesterday following the discovery of Mars One's bankruptcy. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, "A Mystery Investor May Save the Bankrupt Mars One Mission," 12 Feb. 2019 The knight can also channel its inner Scrooge McDuck and pogo off enemies with a well-timed downward strike. Steven Strom, Ars Technica, "Hollow Knight beats Metroid, Dark Souls at their own brutal game," 28 July 2018 Prices are $60 per person to participate, with an additional $6.99 to include a timed chip. Shelbie Lynn Bostedt, RedEye Chicago, "Get moving this weekend with the GloRun," 12 July 2017 The company was burdened with debt when Mr. Way became CEO in 2016—$4.6 billion in debt in December 2016—following an ill-timed acquisition of Marcellus acreage from Chesapeake in 2014 for nearly $5 billion, just before gas prices sank. Christopher M. Matthews, WSJ, "Side Effect of Rising Oil Drilling: Indigestion for Gas Frackers," 13 June 2018 The emphasis on livestreaming seems well timed, given the recent explosive popularity of livestreaming mobile apps Meerkat and Persicope. Carl Franzen, Popular Mechanics, "The Loaded New DJI Phantom 3 Drone Can Shoot in 4K," 8 Apr. 2015 However, even with the buzzing set to a maximum level, this music-timed jolt was pretty minuscule, if only because those controllers are engineered to maximize their bump if your hands clasp the controller perfectly. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Lumines Remastered turns the Nintendo Switch into a full-body vibration party," 26 June 2018 Schoop’s season has been an unfortunate sequence of ill-timed events. Eduardo A. Encina, baltimoresun.com, "Orioles' Jonathan Schoop searches for form at the plate that made him an All-Star a year ago," 7 July 2018 These bosses are tedious and frustrating in equal measure, often requiring perfectly timed returns against eminently predictable and repetitive shots. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Mario Tennis Aces review: Turning tennis into a fighting game," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of timed

1631, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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