Definition of 'pause'
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They look to be due a pause for breath. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This may sound scary but pause for a moment before reaching for the bleach. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But you might want to pause for some breath. The Sun (2017)Let us pause for a moment to consider how outrageous that is. Times, Sunday Times (2017)She pauses a moment before answering. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Chances are your accusations will have given your ex pause for thought and she may see this boyfriend in a different light. The Sun (2016)Shouldn't this give us pause for thought? Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's enough to make the most ardent capitalist pause for thought. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But it's still a sight to give one pause for thought. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A pause for breath, though, will do nobody any harm. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The mixed performance of recent technology floats is also giving them pause for thought. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There was a short quite pause as the parents took this in. Christianity Today (2000)He strode to the door and there paused as her voice halted him. THE WOLF AND THE DOVEIt is worth pausing here to consider an objection. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She did not pause or stop to end the embarrassment. Exploring language (6th edn) (1995)She paused to rest her aching arms. The Sun (2007)It paused for breath last summer but has since been moving ahead. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The song consists of one or two piping notes with pauses between each burst. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They pause in front of a large puddle. Times, Sunday Times (2006)She paused for a moment but then agreed. Times, Sunday Times (2007)So maybe any player pausing for thought would be interrupted by a call from his agent. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But there are things to make the rest of us pause. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She laughed off the awkward moment and paused and waved to photographers before leaving. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Certainly we should pause for serious thought. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Once more we seem to have embarked on military action without pausing to think where it could lead. Times, Sunday Times (2011)People have wondered why he did not pause to consider the effects of his actions on his wife. Times, Sunday Times (2015)These two manage to combine the clarity of the challenge and obfuscation of their solution without pausing for breath. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The senior of the inspectors paused at the door and looked back at Burnell. Somewhere East of Life (1994)In a good popcorn movie, this sort of thing is acceptable in pauses between the action bits. Times, Sunday Times (2011)A long pause often induces front rows to jump the gun and cause a reset or concede a penalty. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Tourists will stop and pause. The Sun (2015)Using gaps between musical notes and the pauses at the ends of scores, the 130,000 study will measure echoes and how quickly sound dies away. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Their eyes meeting in that way seemed to allow any length of pause: but wait as long as she would, how could she contradict herself! Daniel Deronda (1876)
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Translations for 'pause'
British English: pause /pɔːz/ NOUN
A pause is a short period when something stops before it continues again.
There was a pause while she set down the plates.
- American English: pause
- Arabic: وَقْفَةٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: pausa
- Chinese: 暂停
- Croatian: stanka
- Czech: pauza
- Danish: pause
- Dutch: pauze
- European Spanish: pausa
- Finnish: tauko
- French: pause
- German: Pause
- Greek: παύση
- Italian: pausa
- Japanese: 小休止
- Korean: 일시 중지
- Norwegian: pause
- Polish: pauza
- European Portuguese: pausa
- Romanian: pauză
- Russian: пауза
- Spanish: pausa
- Swedish: paus
- Thai: การหยุด
- Turkish: duraklama
- Ukrainian: пауза
- Vietnamese: sự tạm ngừng
British English: pause VERB
If you pause while you are doing something, you stop for a short period and then continue.
It's rather embarrassing', he began, and paused.
Definition of pause from the Collins English Dictionary
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