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pause

1 verb
     
Related topics: Computers
pause1 W3
1 [intransitive] to stop speaking or doing something for a short time before starting again
pause for
She paused for a moment.
He paused for breath, then continued up the hill.
'No,' he replied, without pausing for thought.
pause to do something
Joe paused to consider his answer.
2TD [intransitive and transitive] to push a button on a tape player, CD player, computer etc in order to make a tape, CD etc stop playing for a short time

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