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Definition of waver verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they waver
    he / she / it wavers
    past simple wavered
    -ing form wavering
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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 and moving away.
  3. 3[intransitive] (especially of light) to move in an unsteady way
noun The strength of his argument convinced the waverers.
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