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stammerverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈstæm.ər/  us   /ˈstæm.ɚ/
to speak or say something with unusual pauses or repeated sounds, either because of speech problems or because of fear and anxiety: [+ speech] "Wh-when can we g-go?" she stammered. He dialled 999 and stammered (out) his name and address.
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stammer
noun [C usually singular] uk   us  
Robert has a bit of a stammer.
stammeringly
adverb uk   /ˈstæm.ər.ɪŋ.li/  us   /ˈstæm.ɚ.ɪŋ.li/
(Definition of stammer from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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stammerverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈstæm·ər/
to speak or say something with unusual pauses or repeated sounds; stutter: [I] He stammers when he is nervous.
stammer
noun [U]  us   /ˈstæm·ər/
Robert has a slight stammer which was much worse when he was younger.
(Definition of stammer from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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