time out

  1. a pause from doing something (as work)
    we took a 10-minute break
    he took time out to recuperate
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How To Use time out In A Sentence

  • We had to decide whether to increase investment or take time out and reduce our exposure. Times, Sunday Times
  • All credit to the winner, however, whose form with Goldikova last time out was franked in no uncertain terms yesterday. Talking Horses special: Royal Ascot, day two live!
  • We're going to a Spanish restaurant that was written up in Time Out's good food guide.
  • On the other hand, when armed with a large umbrella or a well-fitting raincoat and perhaps a pair of gumboots, it is possible to enjoy the monsoon rains, and take time out to splash through muddy puddles and wade through waterlogged roads.
  • Co-Ed's first sub-unit, 5dolls, is busy preparing for their upcoming debut, but they took the time out of their schedule to greet everyone for the Lunar New Year wearing hanboks.
  • Usually, what local parties do when certain defeat is in the offing is find some young up and comer and promise him or her the moon down the road in exchange for going down with the ship this time out. Lance Mannion:
  • Most people take enough time out for a haircut but next time you go to book yours, why not think about having a beauty treatment too.
  • She was the deputy matron in St Columbus but decided to take time out to rear her family.
  • A venerable and hitherto decorous old deacon of Roxbury not only left the church when the hated bass-viol began its accompanying notes, but he stood for a long time outside the church door stridently "caterwauling" at the top of his lungs. Sabbath in Puritan New England
  • And connections must be expecting a decent run, fitting a visor first-time out. The Sun
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