Definition for PAUSE

PAUSE, v.i. [pauz.]

  1. To make a short stop; to cease to speak for a time; to intermit speaking or action. Pausing a while, thus to herself she mused. – Milton.
  2. To stop; to wait; to forbear for a time. Tarry, pause a day or two, / Before you hazard. – Shak.
  3. To be intermitted. The music pauses. To pause upon, to deliberate. – Shak. Knolles.

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