Associations to the word «Pausing»


PAUSE, verb. (intransitive) To interrupt an activity and wait.
PAUSE, verb. (intransitive) To hesitate; to hold back; to delay.
PAUSE, verb. (transitive) To halt the play or playback of, temporarily, so that it can be resumed from the same point.
PAUSE, verb. (intransitive) (obsolete) To consider; to reflect.
PAUSE, noun. A temporary stop or rest; an intermission of action; interruption; suspension; cessation.
PAUSE, noun. A short time for relaxing and doing something else.
PAUSE, noun. Hesitation; suspense; doubt.
PAUSE, noun. In writing and printing, a mark indicating the place and nature of an arrest of voice in reading; a punctuation mark.
PAUSE, noun. A break or paragraph in writing.
PAUSE, noun. Alternative spelling of Pause
PAUSE, noun. (as direct object) take pause: hesitate; give pause: cause to hesitate
PAUSE, noun. A button whose functions are pausing and resuming something, such as a DVD player, a video game or a computer].

Dictionary definition

PAUSE, noun. A time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something.
PAUSE, noun. Temporary inactivity.
PAUSE, verb. Interrupt temporarily an activity before continuing; "The speaker paused".
PAUSE, verb. Cease an action temporarily; "We pause for station identification"; "let's break for lunch".

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