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Difference between Give someone time and Give someone time out

give someone time —(also: give someone the time) be patient with smb. in expectation of a change or achievement:

  • “He won’t make up his mind about me.” “Well,” Milly smiled, “give him time.”

give someone time out

1. allow smb. to remain away from work, study, etc. for a period of time:

  • A lot of companies will give time out to their staff to donate blood.

2. make a child stand in the corner as a form of punishment:

  • Respond first with a clear warning; if that doesn’t take care of the problem, you can give a time-out to a child.