clock out

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clock out

  1. (intransitive) To end work; to officially record a time when one terminates a period of work.
    If we clock out now we can be at the bar by happy hour.
    • 1946, American Labor Arbitration Awards‎
      They stated that the reason they were late was because their relief did not arrive in time for them to return to the guard house and clock out.
  2. (transitive) To officially record a work-termination time for.
    I've got to beat the rush. Do me a favor and clock me out.
    I clocked myself out as soon as I could.
  3. (transitive, intransitive, electronics) To transmit individual bits of data under the control of a clock.

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