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What is another word for recess?

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Noun
A hollow space inside something
“A huge four-posted bed with silken hangings occupied a recess in the room.”
Noun
A dent or hollow in a surface
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“Unfortunately, the brand new, shiny car now has a huge recess in the rear.”
Noun
A temporary break or suspension during an activity
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“He then suggested that they should take a fifteen-minute recess in the meeting so that the members could discuss the matter among themselves.”
Noun
A period when school or work is suspended, to be resumed at a later date
“During a recess from school, she went skiing, and her life was changed forever.”
Noun
A state of being inactive or suspended, especially temporarily
“The UP parties were abolished and the others placed in recess.”
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A remote, secluded, or secret place
“Maybe in that deep, dark recess of my soul, I just want to be able to dream again.”
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The absolute lowest level of something, literally or figuratively
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The inner side or surface of something
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A place or area that is suitable for concealing oneself
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A corner, especially an external projection or an internal recess of a part of a building or other structure
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Noun
A period or time free from engagement
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The action of delaying or moving at a slow pace
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Noun
A break from work
Verb
To (formally) bring an activity or process to an end temporarily
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“The President is urging Congress to approve his economic stimulus package before lawmakers recess for the year.”
Verb
To halt an activity or task temporarily
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