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English definition of “stutter”

stutter

verb [I] (NOT SMOOTH)    /ˈstʌt.ər/ US  /ˈstʌt̬.ɚ/
to work or happen in a way that is not smooth or regular : Suddenly the engine stuttered and then it stopped completely .UncertaintyHesitatingAchievable stuttering     /-ɪŋ/ US  /ˈstʌt̬.ɚ-/ adjective Stuttering (= sometimes good and sometimes bad ) productivity figures over the last two years have made the industry unattractive to investors .Changing frequentlyChanging stutteringly     /-ɪŋ.li/ adverb Speech impediments
(Definition of stutter verb (NOT SMOOTH) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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