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Pause

This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Pause as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

7 January 2021
Last seen in: Irish Independent - Simple

We found 22 answers for the crossword clue 'Pause', the most recent of which was seen in the Irish Independent - Simple.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Pause a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Pause as an answer itself some 115 times.

Pause is a single word clue made up of 5 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Irish Independent - Simple' on Thursday, 19 November 2020 with the answer being REST, but the most popular answer for this clue is INTERMISSION.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • Temporary inactivity
  • A time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
  • Interrupt temporarily an activity before continuing; "The speaker paused"
  • Cease an action temporarily; "We pause for station identification"; "let's break for lunch"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

GAP
An act of delaying or interrupting the continuity; "it was presented without commercial breaks"; "there was a gap in his account"

4 Letters

HALT
An interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement; "a halt in the arms race"; "a nuclear freeze"

LULL
Make calm or still; "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"

REST
Freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility); "took his repose by the swimming pool"

STOP
A brief stay in the course of a journey; "they made a stopover to visit their friends"

5 Letters

BREAK
An escape from jail; "the breakout was carefully planned"

LAPSE
A mistake resulting from inattention

LETUP
A pause during which things are calm or activities are diminished; "there was never a letup in the noise"

WAVER
The act of moving back and forth

6 Letters

HIATUS
A natural opening or perforation through a bone or a membranous structure

7 Letters

RESPITE
A pause from doing something (as work); "we took a 10-minute break"; "he took time out to recuperate"

SUSPEND
Cause to be held in suspension in a fluid; "suspend the particles"

8 Letters

BREATHER
Air passage provided by a retractable device containing intake and exhaust pipes; permits a submarine to stay submerged for extended periods of time

HESITATE
Interrupt temporarily an activity before continuing; "The speaker paused"

INTERMIT
Cease an action temporarily; "We pause for station identification"; "let's break for lunch"

INTERVAL
The difference in pitch between two notes

STOPPAGE
The act of stopping something; "the third baseman made some remarkable stops"; "his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood"

9 Letters

INTERLUDE
A brief show (music or dance etc) inserted between the sections of a longer performance

10 Letters

HESITATION
A certain degree of unwillingness; "a reluctance to commit himself"; "his hesitancy revealed his basic indisposition"; "after some hesitation he agreed"

SUSPENSION
The act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely); "there was a small ceremony for the hanging of the portrait"

12 Letters

INTERMISSION
The act of suspending activity temporarily

INTERRUPTION
An act of delaying or interrupting the continuity; "it was presented without commercial breaks"; "there was a gap in his account"

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