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pussyfoot

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpussyfootpus‧sy‧foot /ˈpʊsifʊt/ verb [intransitive] (also pussyfoot around/about)  informalDELAY to be too careful and frightened to do something, such as making firm decisions or telling someone exactly what you think You can’t pussyfoot around when it comes to keeping kids safe.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
pussyfootWhen Cranston wants something, he doesn't pussyfoot around.
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Verb table
pussyfoot
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theypussyfoot
he, she, itpussyfoots
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypussyfooted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave pussyfooted
he, she, ithas pussyfooted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad pussyfooted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill pussyfoot
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have pussyfooted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam pussyfooting
he, she, itis pussyfooting
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you, we, theyare pussyfooting
Past
I, he, she, itwas pussyfooting
you, we, theywere pussyfooting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been pussyfooting
he, she, ithas been pussyfooting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been pussyfooting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be pussyfooting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been pussyfooting
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