just realized that over the course of my life "pause" developed a transitive verb usage.
OED has a previous transitive use but it explicitly meant 'to kick'. Other users related to the modern meaning were either noun ("gave her pause") or intransitive ("he paused briefly").
But now I overhear "let me pause you for a second" and "just pause the game"
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