vb falter, hesitate, speak haltingly, splutter, stammer, stumble
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stutter ( stutters plural & 3rd person present) ( stuttering present participle) ( stuttered past tense & past participle )
1 n-count If someone has a stutter, they find it difficult to say the first sound of a word, and so they often hesitate or repeat it two or three times.
He spoke with a pronounced stutter.
2 verb If someone stutters, they have difficulty speaking because they find it hard to say the first sound of a word.
I was trembling so hard, I thought I would stutter when I spoke. V
He had to stop talking because if he'd kept on, the stuttering would have started.
3 verb If something stutters along, it progresses slowly and unevenly.
The old truck stuttered along the winding road... V prep/adv
The political debate stutters on. V prep/adv
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