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pause

noun (n)

  • a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something (noun.time)
    source: wordnet30
  • temporary inactivity (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • A temporary stop or rest; an intermission of action; interruption; suspension; cessation. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • interrupt temporarily an activity before continuing (verb.stative)
    Synonym: hesitate
    Example:
    The speaker paused.
    source: wordnet30
  • cease an action temporarily (verb.communication)
    Synonym: break, intermit
    Example:
    We pause for station identification.
    source: wordnet30
  • To make a short stop; to cease for a time; to intermit speaking or acting; to stop; to wait; to rest. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To cause to stop or rest; -- used reflexively. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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