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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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I had no brakes for the whole in-lap and none for the pit-stop," said the Spaniard.
And the new rules have even triggered a race between teams forking out pounds 500,000 over the season to ensure the pit-stop equipment is the lightest and best available.
North Tyneside PCT's Community Health Development Team and the PIT-STOP project are offering free health checks at the store as part of the national Know Your Numbers Week, which starts on Monday.
The drop-in general health checks will take place at ASDA between 8am and 2pm, and the PIT-STOP health checks are from 9am until 5.
But the Englishman had words of comfort for chief mechanic Alistair Gibson, whose mistake caused the pit-stop calamity.
When we did the pit-stop for fuel Jacques came in on the wrong lap,he came in on my lap and that completely ruined my race,'' saidButton, who finished 10th.
By the end of lap six he had gained the advantage over Reid and as the pit-stop window opened he was in third place behind Thompson and Muller.
e second race followed a similar pattern as Cummings's early lead was sabotaged by a safety session, this time incorporating the pit-stops, but having again dropped to third he nished a strong second.
It paid off for the 32-year-old as he found himself in front when the pit-stops were completed, fighting off the threat of Anthony Reid in the third Ford to triumph by 1.