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Time out

DEFINITION

A.) Recess. Momentary halt during a game or a project. Time is outside of proceeding, that is being stopped during a game based on time limits.

“When the quarterback got hurt, there was a time-out in the football game.”

B.) Enforced rest period for a child who has acted badly.

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