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"falter" in British English

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falterverb [I]

uk   /ˈfɒl.tər/  us   /ˈfɑːl.t̬ɚ/
  • falter verb [I] (STOP)

to ​losestrength or ​purpose and ​stop, or ​almoststop: The ​dinnerpartyconversation faltered for a ​moment. Her ​friends never faltered in ​theirbelief in her. Nickie's ​voice faltered and he ​stoppedspeaking.
faltering
adjective uk   us   /-ɪŋ/
She took a few faltering ​steps. This ​legislation is ​designed to ​stimulate the faltering ​economy.
falteringly
adverb uk   us   /-ɪŋ.li/
(Definition of falter from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"falter" in American English

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falterverb [I]

 us   /ˈfɔl·tər/
to ​losestrength or ​purpose and ​pause or ​stop: His ​careerbegan 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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