pause

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈpɔːz/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/pɔz/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(pôz)

Inflections of 'pause' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
pauses
v 3rd person singular
pausing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
paused
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
paused
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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pause

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. took a dramatic pause
  2. took a pause to [think, consider, drink]
  3. there was a pause in the [conversation, music, commotion]
  4. there should be a pause [there, in between]
  5. took advantage of the pause to
  6. [a short, an awkward] pause
  7. let's take a [short, five-minute] pause
  8. take a pause before
  9. a brief pause for thought
  10. a pause to gather our thoughts
  11. [continued, resumed] after a [short] pause
  12. press pause
  13. put the [video, program, TV] on pause
  14. press the pause button
n as adj
  1. press the pause button
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