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Related to gave pause: get along, take exception, no thanks to you, pick up the slack, proceed with
pausenoun abeyance, armistice, break, breather, breathing spell, cessation, deferment, delay, demur, disconnection, gap, halt, hesitance, hesitancy, interim, interlude, intermissio, interruption, interval, intervallum, intervening period, lag, letup, lull, moratorium, procrastination, recess, relaxation, remission, respite, rest, rest period, space, standstill, stay, stillness, stoppage, suspension, time out, truce, vacation
pauseverb be dubious, be irresolute, be uncertain, bide time, break, breathe, cast anchor, cease, come to a standstill, consider, dally, dawdle, delay, deliberate, demur, desist, dwell, forbear, halt, hang back, hesitate, hold back, hold off, intermit, intermittere, interrupt, linger, loiter, mark time, morari, put off, reflect, repose, rest, slacken, stall, stand still, stay, stop and consider, straddle, suspend, take a breather, take time out, tarry, think over, think twice, vacillate, wait, waver, weigh
See also: absence, break, cease, cessation, defer, delay, discontinuance, doubt, extension, halt, hesitate, hiatus, interruption, interval, lapse, leave, lull, misdoubt, moratorium, pendency, procrastinate, qualm, recess, remain, remission, reprieve, respite, rest, stay, stop