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1. pause

verb. ['ˈpɔz'] interrupt temporarily an activity before continuing.

Synonyms

  • hesitate
  • hem and haw
  • delay

Antonyms

  • lose
  • discontinue
  • let go of
  • defy

Etymology

  • pause (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • pausa (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word pause


1. Noun, singular or mass
The GOP put a pause on personal exemptions for the tax years 2018 to 2025.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Do not hold your breath, but pause slightly before beginning to exhale through your nose.

3. Verb, base form
Often people want to pause at the end of a line, but this is not always necessary.

Quotes containing the word pause


1. Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).
- Mark Twain

2. The principle of art is to pause, not bypass.
- Jerzy Kosinski

3. For many of us, clean water is so plentiful and readily available that we rarely, if ever, pause to consider what life would be like without it.
- Marcus Samuelsson

2. pause

verb. ['ˈpɔz'] cease an action temporarily.

Synonyms

  • break up
  • take five
  • disrupt
  • intermit
  • take a breather
  • catch one's breath
  • interrupt
  • cut off
  • rest
  • break
  • take ten

Antonyms

  • stand
  • derestrict
  • deny
  • enable

Etymology

  • pause (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • pausa (Latin)

3. pause

noun. ['ˈpɔz'] a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something.

Synonyms

  • time interval
  • respite
  • lull
  • rest
  • dead air
  • rest period
  • hold
  • break
  • interruption
  • blackout
  • time lag
  • postponement
  • lapse
  • halftime
  • interval
  • wait
  • delay
  • relief
  • letup
  • intermission
  • caesura
  • time-out

Antonyms

  • change
  • wake
  • be active
  • lie

Etymology

  • pause (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • pausa (Latin)

4. pause

noun. ['ˈpɔz'] temporary inactivity.

Synonyms

  • faltering
  • falter
  • time out
  • hesitation
  • respite
  • halt
  • waver
  • inactivity
  • intermission
  • break
  • recess

Antonyms

  • action
  • activeness
  • agitate
  • worry

Etymology

  • pause (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • pausa (Latin)
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