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falterverb [I]

uk   /ˈfɒl.tər/  us   /ˈfɑːl.tɚ/
faltering
adjective uk   /ˈfɒl.tər.ɪŋ/  us   /ˈfɑːl.tɚ.ɪŋ/
She took a few faltering steps. This legislation is designed to stimulate the faltering economy.
falteringly
adverb uk   /ˈfɒl.tər.ɪŋ.li/  us   /ˈfɑːl.tɚ.ɪŋ.li/
(Definition of falter from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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falterverb [I]

 us   /ˈfɔl·tər/
to lose strength or purpose and pause or stop: His career began to falter.
To falter is also to move or speak without confidence or with pauses.
faltering
adjective  us   /ˈfɔl·tər·ɪŋ/
faltering speech
(Definition of falter from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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