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pit stop

noun [C] uk   /pɪt/ us  
an occasion when a driver in a motor race stops in the pits (= area where cars are repaired): to make a pit stopMotor racing a short stop that you make during a long car journey in order to rest and eat: We made a quick pit stop in York before continuing on our journey.Journeys
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