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verb pace pronunciation in British English /peɪs/
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present tense
I/you/we/theypace
he/she/itpaces
present participlepacing
past tensepaced
past participlepaced
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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to walk with regular steps around a small area, because you are worried, nervous, or impatient
    pace up and down: He paced up and down between the kitchen and the living-room.
    pace about/around: She was pacing restlessly around the room as she talked.
    pace the room/floor: I paced the room, my anxiety increasing.
  2. 3
    [transitive] [usually passive] to make the story in a book, film etc develop in a particular way
    His films were always paced so as to create maximum suspense.

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