Definition of falter verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    falter

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈfɔltər//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they falter
     
    he / she / it falters
     
    past simple faltered
     
    -ing form faltering
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] to become weaker or less effective synonym waver The economy shows no signs of faltering. Her courage never faltered.
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] (+ speech) to speak in a way that shows that you are not confident His voice faltered as he began his speech.
  3. 3[intransitive] to walk or behave in a way that shows that you are not confident She walked up to the platform without faltering. He never faltered in his commitment to the party.
 
adjective the faltering peace talks the baby's first faltering steps
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