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falter

verb [I]
 
 
/ˈfɔːltər/
STOP BEING SUCCESSFUL to stop being confident, powerful, or successful: In the late 1980s his career began to falter.Becoming and making less strongFailing and doing badly
MAKE MISTAKES to pause, make mistakes, or seem weak when you are talking or moving: Her voice didn't falter once during the ceremony. a few faltering steps HesitatingUncertaintyWeakness and vulnerability
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