falter

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈfɔːltər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈfɔltɚ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(fôltər)

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falter viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (strength: fail)flaquear viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no [b]llegó[/b]", "[b]corrí[/b] a casa").
 Fred held the weight above his head until his arms began to falter.
 Fred sostuvo el peso por encima de su cabeza hasta que los brazos empezaron a flaquearle.
falter viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (speech: be halting)titubear viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no [b]llegó[/b]", "[b]corrí[/b] a casa").
  vacilar viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no [b]llegó[/b]", "[b]corrí[/b] a casa").
 Sarah started explaining to her boss why she deserved a pay rise, but she faltered when she saw the angry look on his face.
 Sarah empezó a explicarle a su jefe por qué merecía un aumento de sueldo, pero titubeó cuando vio su cara de enfado.
falter viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (move unsteadily)tambalearse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse").
 The horse faltered and didn't manage to clear the jump.
 El caballo se tambaleó y no pudo hacer un salto limpio.
falter viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." figurative (waver, give way)flaquear viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no [b]llegó[/b]", "[b]corrí[/b] a casa").
  (figurado)tambalearse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse").
 Mark was going to ask Emily out, but at the last moment his courage faltered.
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