"pauses" in the noun sense
1. pause, intermission, break, interruption, suspension
a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
"pauses" in the verb sense
1. hesitate, pause
interrupt temporarily an activity before continuing
"The speaker paused"
2. pause, intermit, break
cease an action temporarily
"We pause for station identification"
"let's break for lunch"
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