Meaning of “half-time” in the English Dictionary

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"half-time" in British English

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half-timenoun [ U ]

uk /ˌhɑːfˈtaɪm/ us /ˈhæf.taɪm/

a short rest period between the two parts of a sports game:

Italy had a comfortable three-goal lead over France by half-time.
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(Definition of “half-time” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)