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timeoutnoun [C usually singular]

uk   us   /ˌtaɪmˈaʊt/
a short period during a game in some sports when the players stop playing in order to rest, plan what they are going to do next, etc.: The coach called a timeout to discuss strategy.

timeoutexclamation, noun

uk   us   /ˌtaɪmˈaʊt/ US
used to tell people to stop what they are doing, especially when they are having a disagreement: OK, timeout, everyone, let's all quiet down and talk about this calmly.
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