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

stutter

verb
ˈstʌtə(r)
 
; ˈstʌtər
 
 
1 [transitive, intransitive] to have difficulty speaking because you cannot stop yourself from repeating the first sound of some words several times
Synonym
stammer
+ speech ‘W-w-what?’ he stuttered.stutter (something) I managed to stutter a reply.
2 [intransitive] (of a vehicle or an engine) to move or start with difficulty, making short sharp noises or movementsThe car stuttered along in first gear.
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