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      vb   falter, hem and haw, hesitate, pause, splutter, stumble, stutter  
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  ( stammers    3rd person present)   ( stammering    present participle)   ( stammered    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you stammer, you speak with difficulty, hesitating and repeating words or sounds.  
Five per cent of children stammer at some point...      V  
`Forgive me,' I stammered...      V with quote  
People cursed and stammered apologies.      V n  
  stammering      n-uncount  
Of all speech impediments stammering is probably the most embarrassing.     
2       n-sing   Someone who has a stammer tends to stammer when they speak.  
A speech-therapist cured his stammer.     

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stamp, same, stampede, stagger

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