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half-timenoun [U]

uk   /ˌhɑːfˈtaɪm/  us   /ˈhæf.taɪm/
a ​shortrestperiod between the two ​parts of a ​sportsgame: Italy had a ​comfortable three-goal ​lead over France by half-time. What was the half-time ​score?

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