pause, intermission, break, interruption, suspension(noun)
a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
prison-breaking, gap, jailbreak, respite, happy chance, interruption, rift, intermission, severance, gaolbreak, falling out, hanging, prisonbreak, suspension, recess, faulting, breakout, geological fault, break, good luck, breaking, disruption, reprieve, open frame, abatement, break of serve, hiatus, breach, breakage, abeyance, suspension system, fault, pause, shift, fracture, time out, temporary removal, rupture, dangling
interrupt temporarily an activity before continuing
"The speaker paused"
pause, intermit, break(verb)
cease an action temporarily
"We pause for station identification"; "let's break for lunch"
demote, weaken, kick downstairs, cave in, collapse, let on, break-dance, split up, interrupt, offend, reveal, die, disclose, soften, expose, fail, smash, crack, wear out, hesitate, get around, go bad, break up, recrudesce, intermit, break away, split, unwrap, come apart, bankrupt, ruin, give, dampen, give away, get out, break off, separate, fall apart, break out, fall in, give out, go, founder, break in, bust, damp, break dance, stop, divulge, breach, check, snap off, transgress, violate, erupt, pause, fracture, bring out, break down, discontinue, give way, conk out, better, part, relegate, burst, break, bump, infract, go against, discover, develop, wear, let out
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Strains of music may gradually or suddenly cease. A man quits work on the instant; he may discontinue a practise gradually; he quits suddenly and completely; he stops short in what he may or may not resume; he pauses in what he will probably resume. What intermits or is intermitted returns again, as a fever that intermits. Compare ABANDON; DIE; END; REST.
Cease from anger.
stop for a moment
he paused while reading the bible passage.
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Translations for pause
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- وقف, توقفArabic
- přestávka, pauzaCzech
- pausieren, Pause, innehaltenGerman
- interrumpir, pausa, pausar, suspenderSpanish
- pysähdys, väliaika, lepoaika, pysähtyä, tauota, tauko, keskeytys, katkoFinnish
- pause, pauserFrench
- pausa, mettere in pausaItalian
- 中断, 休止, 途切れるJapanese
- pertraukti, pauzėLithuanian
- pārtraukt, pārtraukumsLatvian
- pauze, pauzerenDutch
- пауза, делать паузу, остановкаRussian
- stanka, odmor, станка, одморSerbo-Croatian
- odmor, pavzaSlovene
- paus, pausaSwedish
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