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English definition of “give sb pause”

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give sb pause

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