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hesitate

verb [I] uk   /ˈhez.ɪ.teɪt/ us  
B2 to pause before you do or say something, often because you are uncertain or nervous about it: She hesitated slightly before answering the detective's question. "Do you love me?" she asked. He hesitated and then said, "I'm not sure." [+ to infinitive] If you need anything, don't hesitate to call me.
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in Korean 망설이다…
in Arabic يَتَرَدَّد…
in French hésiter, hésiter (à)…
in Turkish tereddüt etmek, kararsız davranmak, duraksamak…
in Italian esitare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 猶豫,躊躇…
in Russian колебаться…
in Polish wahać się…
in Spanish vacilar, titubear, dudar…
in Portuguese vacilar, titubear, hesitar…
in German zögern…
in Catalan dubtar, titubejar…
in Japanese ためらう, ちゅうちょする…
in Chinese (Simplified) 犹豫,踌躇…
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