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      vb   falter, hesitate, speak haltingly, splutter, stammer, stumble  
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  ( 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.  
usu sing   (=stammer)  
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.   (=stammer)  
I was trembling so hard, I thought I would stutter when I spoke.      V  
  stuttering      n-uncount  
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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See also:

statute, stunner, stunted, stunt

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