Hesitate is defined as to pause before deciding, acting or speaking.
To fail to fulfill; cancel:
To waver is to sway back and forth, show doubt, or to become uncertain in your opinion or planned course of action.
To be a waiter or waitress at:
To prevent the flow or passage of:
(Intransitive) To wait; rest in patience or expectation.
(Intransitive) To take or declare a break.
To linger or wait close by, esp. in an overprotective, insistent, or anxious way
To cease (from an action); stop; abstain
(Archaic) To delay.
To stop for a while; linger
To continue to live or exist although very close to death or the end
To stay; continue
To wait patiently for:
Interrupt is defined as to stop or cause something to stop for a period of time.
To stop using, doing, etc.; cease; give up
(Music) To continue (a note) into the following chord
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Wobble is defined as to move or cause to move in an unsteady way, to have your voice quiver, or to be unable to commit to a course of action.
To be unable to choose between different courses of action or opinions; waver:
Doubt, waver, be shocked
Falter is defined as to move in an uncertain way or to hesitate in word or action.
To begin operation again.
To decide is defined as to conclude, settle or make a choice.
Find another word for pausing. In this page you can discover 35 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for pausing, like: hesitating, breaking, intermitting, wavering, waiting, stopping, staying, resting, recessing, lulling and hovering.