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pause

pause

 
pronunciation:
pawz
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a temporary stop.
synonyms:
abeyance, break, halt, hiatus, intermission, interval, letup, suspension
similar words:
breather, catch, cessation, interim, interruption, lull, recess, respite, stop, time-out
definition 2: a momentary hesitation that emphasizes what one has just said, or that reflects consideration of what one has just heard.
similar words:
caesura, gap, hesitation, wait
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: paused, pauses, pausing
definition 1: to stop or delay temporarily; hesitate.
synonyms:
halt, hesitate, intermit, recess, suspend
similar words:
balk, break, delay, interrupt, stop, wait
definition 2: to linger.
They paused for a minute to admire the view.
synonyms:
linger, tarry
similar words:
delay, rest, stay, stop, wait
derivation: pauseless (adj.)