vb falter, hem and haw, hesitate, pause, splutter, stumble, stutter
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stammer ( 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
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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