Definition Of pausing
interrupt action or speech briefly.
she paused, at a loss for words
Example Of pausing
A remote control is a terrible thing: we can pause the film to make a cup of tea, fast forward boring bits, and rewind scenes that we weren't really paying attention to.
Amy and Carrie paused their aimless conversation to look at me, incredulously.
At midday, buses will pull to the side of the road, black cabs will stop and people will pause in their daily routine.
Better still, you will be able to pause the download operation, disconnect, make a phone call and then resume.
Fay squealed seconds later, pausing the tape and pointing at the figure on the screen.