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Verb: pause  poz
  1. Interrupt temporarily an activity before continuing
    "The speaker paused";
    - hesitate
     
  2. Cease an action temporarily
    "We pause for station identification";
    - intermit, break
Noun: pause  poz
  1. A time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
    - intermission, break, interruption, suspension
     
  2. Temporary inactivity

Sounds like: paws, pores

Derived forms: pauses, paused, pausing

Type of: break up, cut off, delay, disrupt, inactivity, interrupt, interval, time interval

Encyclopedia: Pause, and Think Again