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pause  /pz/  n. a short break or moment of rest in the midst of an action or movement: She took a brief pause in her speech while she drank some water.
v. [I] paused, pausing, pauses to stop doing s.t. for a brief moment of time: We paused to stop and look at the scenery for a few minutes.

Thesaurus: pause n. a time out | hesitation, lull, delay. v. to take a break | rest. pause

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