timeout

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Noun[change]

Singular
timeout

Plural
timeouts

  1. (countable) In sports a timeout is when the coach asks for a short stop in the game to talk with the team.
    The coach of the home team is asking for a timeout.
  2. (countable) A timeout is a short period to relax from a situation that causes stress.
    I need a timeout from this meeting.