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"pit stop" in British English

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pit stopnoun [C]

uk   us   /pɪt/
an ​occasion when a ​driver in a ​motorracestops in the pits (= ​area where ​cars are ​repaired): to make a ​pitstop a ​shortstop that you make during a ​longcarjourney in ​order to ​rest and ​eat: We made a ​quickpitstop in Denver before ​continuingourjourney.
(Definition of pit stop from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pit stop" in American English

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pit stopnoun [C]

 us   /ˈpɪt ˌstɑp/
  • pit stop noun [C] (CAR REPAIR)

a ​brief stop for ​fuel or ​repairs in a ​carrace
  • pit stop noun [C] (STOP FOR NEEDS)

infmla ​brief stop during a ​cartrip to get ​food or ​fuel, or to use the ​bathroom
(Definition of pit stop from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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