- n. 暂停；间歇
- vi. 暂停，停顿，中止；踌躇
- n. (Pause)人名；(德)保泽
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- pause:  Greek paúein meant ‘stop’. Its noun derivative pausis passed into English via Latin pausa and Old French pause. The Greek word also lies behind English pose and repose. Its ultimate origins are not clear, although some etymologists have suggested links with Old Prussian pausto ‘wild’ and Old Church Slavonic pustiti ‘let go’.
=> pose, repose
- pause (n.)
- early 15c., from Old French pausee "a pause, interruption" (14c.) and directly from Latin pausa "a halt, stop, cessation," from Greek pausis "stopping, ceasing," from pauein "to stop, to cause to cease," from PIE root *paus- "to leave, desert, cease, stop."
- pause (v.)
- mid-15c., from pause (n.) and from Middle French pauser, from Late Latin pausare "to halt, cease, pause," ultimately from Late Latin pausa. Related: Paused; pausing.
- 1. After a pause he asked, "You got any identification?"
- 2. "We need proof, sir." Another pause. Then, "Very well."
- 3. After a pause Alex said sharply: "I'm sorry if I've upset you"
- 4. I saw him pause ever so slightly.
- 5. They pause and chew their pencils.
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