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pause

Synonyms of pause in English:

noun

  • there was a pause in the conversation
  • verb

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  • Hannah paused for a moment before answering
    stop, cease, halt, discontinue, break off, take a break, take a breath;
    adjourn, desist, rest, hold back, wait, delay, hesitate, hang back, pull up, mark time, falter, waver
    informal let up, take a breather
    [Antonyms] continue, proceed
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