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verb British English pronunciation: pause /pɔːz/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theypause
he/she/itpauses
present participlepausing
past tensepaused
past participlepaused

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  1. 1
    [intransitive] to stop moving or stop what you are doing for a short time before starting again

    She paused at the door and then left.

    pause to do something:

    As we crossed the bridge, we paused to look at the boats.

    pause for:

    He paused for a sip of water before continuing his speech.

    pause for breath/thought:

    He talked for ten minutes, scarcely pausing for breath.

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