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

     

    waver

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈweɪvə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈweɪvər//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they waver
    BrE BrE//ˈweɪvə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈweɪvər//
     
    he / she / it wavers
    BrE BrE//ˈweɪvəz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈweɪvərz//
     
    past simple wavered
    BrE BrE//ˈweɪvəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈweɪvərd//
     
    past participle wavered
    BrE BrE//ˈweɪvəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈweɪvərd//
     
    -ing form wavering
    BrE BrE//ˈweɪvərɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈweɪvərɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] to be or become weak or unsteady His voice wavered with emotion. Her smile wavered and she began to cry. Her determination never wavered. She never wavered in her determination to succeed.
  2. 2[intransitive] waver (between A and B) | waver (on/over something) to hesitate and be unable to make a decision or choice synonym hesitate She's wavering between buying a house in the city or moving away.
  3. 3[intransitive] (especially of light) to move in an unsteady way
  4. Word Origin Middle English: from Old Norse vafra ‘flicker’, of Germanic origin. Compare with wave.Extra examples Her voice wavered slightly. His smile never wavered. She was beginning to waver in her loyalty to the company. They have never wavered from that view.
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