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Related to gave pause: get along, take exception, no thanks to you, pick up the slack, proceed with
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Synonyms for pause

Synonyms for pause

to stop temporarily and remain, as if reluctant to leave

to be irresolute in acting or doing

Synonyms for pause

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LONG BEACH - The charge of sexual assault against Kobe Bryant and his admission of infidelity Friday gave pause to fans watching the NBA Summer Pro League at the Pyramid.
But with three flashy though efficient innings in relief against the Angels, striking out the side in the 1-2-3 sixth, the former Pierce College and USC left-hander at least gave pause to Oakland Athletics management, which has ticketed him for Triple-A Vancouver.