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time-out

Computing a condition occurring when the amount of time a computer has been instructed to wait for another device to perform a task has expired, usually indicated by an error message
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She told me she had successfully used time-outs in the bathroom with her own children.
He said: "This is not dissimilar to previous time-outs but this time it feels far more serious.
TIM HENMAN (above) will be leading moves to tighten up the rules on medical time-outs after a succession of matches being held up with the trainer on court this fortnight.
Hewitt twice led the Fin after winning the first and third sets but the Australian called two medical time-outs in the decider and finally, after exactly four hours on court, his resistance crumbled.
They address topics like how all children are not the same, the need for hugging, the problematic sexualization of girls, fostering cooperation and not competition, the brain/body dichotomy, active learning, play, physical fitness, the need for recess, authentic learning, self-led learning, the problems with testing, valuing mistakes, teaching handwriting, the problems with homework, the arts, use of false praise, and time-outs. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)
With both young and mature dogs, you can use time-outs to let your dog know that mounting behavior makes all fun stop.
We live in complicated times - when smacking and "just do it" have been replaced by time-outs and explanations, yet experts tell us we're not doing a good enough job.
JOSE MOURINHO reckons time-outs for 'coaching breaks' should be introduced in football - and cites the water break during the World Cup game between Holland and Mexico when Louis van Gaal publicly altered his side's tactics, won the match and earned major plaudits.
Cricket has plenty of natural breaks - there are time-outs in the IPL, rain delays in almost every game played during the English summer, and Jonathan Trott spends at least five minutes rearranging the straps of his pads before facing the next ball.
Both sides called time-outs in the final minute to try and snatch a late winner, but failed to capitalise.
At the age of fourteen, Teddy must endure beatings, time-outs in dark closets, and verbal abuse from the priests.
The 28-year-old Briton, who was yesterday handed an Olympic wildcard place, saw off her Italian opponent 4-6 6-4 6-0 after a match littered with medical time-outs.

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