pause

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1 pause /ˈpɑːz/ noun
plural pauses
1 pause
/ˈpɑːz/
noun
plural pauses
Learner's definition of PAUSE
: a temporary stop : a period of time in which something is stopped before it is started again
[count]
[noncount]
[noncount] : a control that you use when you want to stop a recorded song, movie, etc., for a short time
[count] music : the sign ? that is placed over or under a musical note, rest, etc., to show that it should be held longer than usual

give (someone) pause

also give (someone) pause for thought
: to cause (someone) to stop and think about something carefully or to have doubts about something
2 pause /ˈpɑːz/ verb
pauses; paused; pausing
2 pause
/ˈpɑːz/
verb
pauses; paused; pausing
Learner's definition of PAUSE
[no object] : to stop doing something for a short time before doing it again
[+ object] : to cause (a recorded song, movie, etc.) to stop for a short time by pushing a button on a device
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