Definition for Pause (-d, pausing)

pause (-d, pausing), v. [see pause, n.] (webplay: begin, cease, closes, doubt, speaking, stop, voice, wait).

  1. Stop briefly; cease motion for a short period of time.
  2. Rest briefly from strenuous or difficult labor; stop to catch breath.
  3. Fall silent for a brief space of time.
  4. Slow down; be suspended.
  5. Visit; stop in; drop by for a short duration of time.
  6. [Fig.] take time to pay respects; stop in order to honor.
  7. [Fig.] find final rest; come to the end of a journey.
  8. [Fig.] reach a peak; come to a climax.

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