pause noun

ADJ. brief, momentary, short, slight, small | long, prolonged | frequent | awkward | pregnant

VERB + PAUSE take Shall we take a pause here?

PAUSE + VERB follow In the pause that followed, I noticed that he was shaking.

PAUSE + NOUN button (on a video recorder, etc.)

PREP. after a/the ~ ‘I don't know,’ he said after a long pause. | in a/the ~ Everyone nodded in agreement in the pauses. | with a/ the ~ He read very slowly and with frequent pauses. | without a/the ~ She read the whole text without a pause. | ~ before There was a long pause before he spoke again. | ~ between in the pauses between his jokes | ~ for a pause for breath | ~ in during a pause in the conversation