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take time out (to do something)

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtake time out (to do something)take time out (to do something)informalTIME/FREE TIME to rest or do something different from your usual job or activities In between jobs, Liz always took time out to return to her first love – travelling. time out
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take time out (to do something)The 73-year-old Republican standard-bearer took time out of his busy campaign schedule last week to search for those roots.At the product's launch, the company took time out to damn 3Com's boundary routing scheme with faint praise.Despite his increasingly hectic schedule, Haden graciously took time out to be interviewed about the Quartet and the Jazzfest tour.If you actually worked for Jobs, he took time out from preaching the Mac gospel to meddle in your life.Actress Beverley D'Angelo is taking time out from her screen career to perform a risqué country set across the Bible belt.I shall take time out to call at Aurae Phiala.Nurses in Training Questions: Do nurse teachers take time out to discuss their teaching methods with their peers?A: I am going to take time out and go to college.
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