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falter

verb [I] (ALMOST FALL)    /ˈfɒl.tər/ US  /ˈfɑːl.t̬ɚ/
to move awkwardly as if you might fall: The nurse saw him falter and made him lean on her.Moving unsteadily or with difficulty 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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