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1. Lit. to measure a distance by counting the number of even strides taken while walking. He paced the distance out and wrote it down. He paced out the distance from the door to the mailbox.
2. Fig. to deal with a problem by pacing around. When she was upset, she walked and walked while she thought through her problem. When Ed came into the room, she was pacing a new crisis out. She usually paced out her anxiety.
off to mark off a distance by counting the number of even strides taken while walking. The farmer paced a few yards off and pounded a stake into the soil. He paced off a few yards.
To move or make progress at a sensible or moderate rate.
- a change of pace
- at a snail’s pace
- at a snail's pace
- break one's back
- can't stand the pace
- change of pace
- do something at your own pace
- force the pace
- go through your paces
- handbags at ten paces
- It is the pace that kills
- keep pace
- mend your pace
- off the pace
- pace around
- pace back and forth
- pace out
- pick up the pace
- put (someone or something) through its/(one's) paces
- put (something) through its paces
- put one through paces
- put somebody/something through their/its paces
- put someone or something through their paces
- put someone through his or her paces
- put someone/something through their paces
- put through paces
- set the pace
- snail's pace
- stand the pace