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falter

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfalterfal‧ter /ˈfɔːltə $ ˈfɒːltər/ verb 🔊 🔊 1 EFFECTIVE[intransitive] to become weaker and unable to continue in an effective way 🔊 The economy is showing signs of faltering. 🔊 My mother’s grip upon the household never faltered.2 WEAK[intransitive, transitive] to speak in a voice that sounds weak and uncertain, and keeps stopping 🔊 Laurie’s voice faltered as she tried to thank him. 🔊 ‘I can’t, ’ she faltered.3 NOT SURE[intransitive] to become less certain and determined that you want to do something 🔊 We must not falter in our resolve.4 PAUSE[intransitive] to stop walking or to walk in an unsteady way because you suddenly feel weak or afraid 🔊 She faltered for a moment.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
falterThe peace talks seem to be faltering.If we could cut off these lines of communication, their attack would usually falter.Langetta faltered as he made his way up the steps.Laurie's voice faltered as she tried to thank him.We must not falter in our resolve to end the conflict.Or consider that some of the nations long heralded as family planning success stories have faltered on the road to re-placement fertility.Then she faltered on the threshold.Sad to learn that those self-evident truths, necessary truths, faltered so badly when subjected to rigorous examination.If that bargain now falters, so may efforts to tighten up the inspection regime that backs up the treaty.His salacious grin faltered then disappeared and he glared at her, furious with himself for being tricked so easily.But I couldn't give in; one monster is much like another - once you falter, you're done.
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Verb table
falter
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyfalter
he, she, itfalters
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyfaltered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave faltered
he, she, ithas faltered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad faltered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill falter
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have faltered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam faltering
he, she, itis faltering
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you, we, theyare faltering
Past
I, he, she, itwas faltering
you, we, theywere faltering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been faltering
he, she, ithas been faltering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been faltering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be faltering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been faltering
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