time out
  1. (sports) To call for a time-out.
  2. (idiomatic) To call for a suspension of activity or conversation.

time out (plural time outs)

  1. Alternative spelling of time-out

time out

  1. (transitive, communication) to end (an incomplete task) after a time limit
  2. (intransitive, communication) of a task, to be terminated because it was not completed before a time limit
    The download timed out because your Internet connection was disrupted.

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