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Definition of stammer verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    stammer

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈstæmər//
     
    [intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they stammer
     
    he / she / it stammers
     
    past simple stammered
     
    -ing form stammering
     
     
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  1. 1to speak with difficulty, repeating sounds or words and often stopping, before saying things correctly synonym stutter
  2. 2 Many children stammer but grow out of it. + speech “W-w-what?” he stammered. stammer something (out) She was barely able to stammer out a description of her attacker.
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    noun
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: stammer

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