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time someone out

to record someone's departure time. Harry had to time everyone out because the time clock was broken. I had to time out everyone.
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time out

 
1. to record one's departure time. Did you remember to time out when you left work? I timed out at the regular time.
2. a call for officially stopping the clock in a game. Time out! Wally is injured!
See also: out, time

time out

A short break from work or play; also, a punishment for misbehavior in young children in which they are briefly separated from the group. For example, People rush around so much these days that I think everyone should take some time out now and then , or We don't throw food, Brian; you need some time out to think about it. This expression comes from a number of sports in which it signifies an interruption in play where the officials stop the clock, for purposes of rest, making a substitution, or consultation. Its figurative use dates from the mid-1900s.
See also: out, time

time out

v.
Computer Science To cease functioning after a period of idle time has elapsed: The server connection times out after 15 minutes.
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Castellacci said: "It would have been good to have had a three-minute time-outs but we prepared well and none of our players had cramps.
In the other school, children were disciplined for similar offenses with the use of time-outs and verbal reprimands.
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Teachers and trainees working with young children are the intended audience for this book, which introduces the problem-solving philosophy to managing behavior issues, presented here as an alternative to disciplinary techniques such as time-outs.
Electronic Message Centers allow facilities to sell advertising to generate incremental revenue during time-outs, while also displaying game statistics, out of town scores and animations to further involve the fans.
West was clearly struggling, having just undergone surgery on his leg, and had to take several time-outs on a stool at the side of the stage.
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Speaking up on such matters will surely only mean more cultural time-outs in the political wilderness, but that's OK.
They can grant users varying levels of access to settings and projects, monitor activity, and set log-in time-outs.
Identifying bodily responses to anger, taking time-outs and keeping anger logs are the focus of Chapter 6, "Tools That Help: Time-Outs and Anger Logs.
The game had four minutes left to play--which, with time-outs, could actually run 20.
Time-outs are often helpful in removing the student from environmental events contributing to the symptomatic behavior, particularly when the student is excessively stimulated by academic and physical stimuli.
There are no time-outs, no body padding and even when someone's injured, the clock never stops.
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