Definition of haw verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

haw

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//hɔː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//hɔː//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they haw
BrE BrE//hɔː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//hɔː//
 
he / she / it haws
BrE BrE//hɔːz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//hɔːz//
 
past simple hawed
BrE BrE//hɔːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//hɔːd//
 
past participle hawed
BrE BrE//hɔːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//hɔːd//
 
-ing form hawing
BrE BrE//ˈhɔːɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɔːɪŋ//
 
 
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hum and haw(British English)(North American English hem and haw)
 
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(informal) to take a long time to make a decision or before you say something We hummed and hawed for weeks before deciding to buy the house.
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