Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun pause

2 senses of pause

Sense 1
pause, intermission, break, interruption, suspension -- (a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something)
       => time interval, interval -- (a definite length of time marked off by two instants)

Sense 2
pause -- (temporary inactivity)
       => inactivity -- (being inactive; being less active)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb pause

2 senses of pause

Sense 1
hesitate, pause -- (interrupt temporarily an activity before continuing; "The speaker paused")
       => delay -- (act later than planned, scheduled, or required; "Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered")

Sense 2
pause, intermit, break -- (cease an action temporarily; "We pause for station identification"; "let's break for lunch")
       => interrupt, disrupt, break up, cut off -- (make a break in; "We interrupt the program for the following messages")

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