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"waver" in British English

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waververb [I]

uk   /ˈweɪ.vər/  us   /-vɚ/
to ​losestrength, ​determination, or ​purpose, ​especiallytemporarily: I'm ​afraid my ​concentrationbegan to waver as ​lunchapproached. He has never wavered in his ​support for the ​leader. If you waver between two ​possibilities, you cannot ​decide which of them to ​choose or you ​keepchoosing one way and then the other: "What are you going to have?" "Er, I'm wavering between the ​soup and the ​mushroomquiche."
wavering
adjective uk   us   /-ɪŋ/
It's the ​party 's last ​attempt to ​persuade some of the nation's wavering ​voters to ​support them .
(Definition of waver from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"waver" in American English

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waververb [I]

 us   /ˈweɪ·vər/
to ​begin to ​doubt or ​loseyourdetermination to do something: He never wavered as the ​leadingvoice of African-Americans’ ​call for ​freedom and ​equality. If you waver between two ​possibilities, you have ​difficultydeciding between them: She wavered between ​believing him and ​thinking that he was ​lying.
(Definition of waver from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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