pause-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: temporarily interrupt or suspend an activity

He paused a long time and started again slowly.
She paused to sigh as she watched Richie answer with a reluctant nod.
We will pause for a brief commercial break.
Would you pause the movie while I get a snack?

VerbNet: linger-53.1
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: pause.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2