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pit stop

1. A stop during an auto race to repair or refuel the racing vehicle. With only three laps left, he'll have to decide whether to make a pit stop or try to reach the finish without running out of gas.
2. A short stop taken during a car trip to eat, rest, and/or refuel. I knew it was going to be a long drive from New York to Florida, so I planned several pit stops along the way to give myself a break.
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pit stop

1. n. a pause in a journey (usually by car) to urinate. (From the name of a service stop in automobile racing.) I think we’ll pull in at the next rest area. I need a pit stop.
2. n. an underarm deodorant. (Because it stops armpit odor.) Can I borrow your pit stop? I need it bad.
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The yellow came right when Tracy was set to pass him again off a pit stop.
Andretti had to pit on lap 47, surrendering the lead to Vasser, who led the next 14 laps before making a pit stop along with the other top 10 drivers on lap 61.
EA SPORTS have captured the intense pressure and organisation involved in completing a pit stop at the pinnacle of motor sport," said Flavio Briatore, Benetton Formula One Team Manager.
Photo: Cars go in for a pit stop during the ill-fated start of Sunday's Marlboro 500 at California Speedway.
Throughout the race, he consistently ran in the top four, slipping only as low as 10th after a pit stop.