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.

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