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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.
See also: out, time

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.
See also: out, time
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Boutmans and Swillen (1991) investigated the influence of the time-out on the score of the team that called it, and determined that it had a positive influence, and that the largest probability for a positive influence seemed to exist with score difference between minus and plus four points.
The heat and humidity are a major concern for the Azzurri, so much so that team doctor Enrico Castellacci wants FIFA to allow time-outs so players can drink water in their next two encounters, which both kick off at 1pm local time.
But with my daughter, we don't obviously do any of that, we give her time-outs," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Alba as saying.
There are several people who must coordinate their activities during a long time-out.
With time-outs, the offense can use the middle of the field and incorporate running plays.
Among several radical ideas (more video technology, compressing all internationals into five weeks at the end of the season, etc), the one that stands out is his call for time-outs.
Perhaps the primary reason to call a time-out is to stop the opponents' momentum or "run" Al McGuire believed that a coach had to call a T.
Another factor pointing to the Rams taking a time-out first is the varied defensive looks with which Patriots coach Bill Belichick will try to confuse Kurt Warner.
GAA Director-General Liam Mulvihill has called for American-football style time-outs to be adopted in Gaelic games.
TIM HENMAN (above) will be leading moves to tighten up the rules on medical time-outs after a succession of matches being held up with the trainer on court this fortnight.
JOSE MOURINHO reckons time-outs for 'coaching breaks' should be introduced in football - and cites the water break during the World Cup game between Holland and Mexico when Louis van Gaal publicly altered his side's tactics, won the match and earned major plaudits.
The heat and humidity are a major concern for the Azzurri, so much so that team doctor, Enrico Castellacci, wants FIFA to allow time-outs so players can drink water in their next two encounters, which both kick off at 1pm local time.
the Mavericks used their time-outs to stop the clock as they piled on the pressure, but Warriors stood strong and were able to stop the Mavericks on a fourth down with eight seconds left on the clock.
Cricket has plenty of natural breaks - there are time-outs in the IPL, rain delays in almost every game played during the English summer, and Jonathan Trott spends at least five minutes rearranging the straps of his pads before facing the next ball.
Both sides called time-outs in the final minute to try and snatch a late winner, but failed to capitalise.
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