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English definition of “pause”

pause

verb     /pɔːz/ US  /pɑːz/
B1 [I] to stop doing something for a short time: He paused and thought for a moment. She paused to get her breath back and then carried on jogging.Cancelling and interrupting B2 [T, I] to make a recording stop for a short time by pressing a button: Can you pause the movie there, please?
(Definition of pause verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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