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falter

verb [I] (STOP)    /ˈfɒl.tər/ US  /ˈfɑːl.t̬ɚ/
to lose strength or purpose and stop, or almost stop: The dinner party conversation faltered for a moment. Her friends never faltered in their belief in her. Nigel's voice faltered and he stopped speaking.HesitatingUncertaintyBecoming and making less strong faltering     /-ɪŋ/ adjective She took a few faltering steps. This legislation is designed to stimulate the faltering economy.Weakness and vulnerability falteringly     /-ɪŋ.li/ adverb Weakness and vulnerability
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