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Meaning of “give sb pause” in the English Dictionary

"give sb pause" in British English

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give sb pause

formal to ​cause someone to ​stop and ​think about what they were doing or ​intending to do
(Definition of give sb pause from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “give sb pause”
in Chinese (Simplified) 使(某人)停下来仔细考虑…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使(某人)停下來仔細考慮…
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