Definition of give (someone) pause for thought
- The latest economic news has given investors pause for thought.
: to make a present of
: to grant or bestow by formal action
: to accord or yield to another
: capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain : flexibility
: the ability of a material to bend or stretch
: some person : somebody
: a temporary stop
: a break in a verse
: a brief suspension of the voice to indicate the limits and relations of sentences and their parts
: to stop temporarily
: to linger for a time
: to cause to pause : stop
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