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English definition of “pit stop”

pit stop

noun [C] (STOP FOR NEEDS)   /ˈpɪt ˌstɑp/
infmla brief stop during a car trip to get food or fuel , or to use the bathroom
(Definition of pit stop noun (STOP FOR NEEDS) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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