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stammer

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstammerstam‧mer1 /ˈstæmə $ -ər/ verb [intransitive, transitive]  SPEAK A LANGUAGEto speak with a lot of pauses and repeated sounds, either because you have a speech problem, or because you are nervous, excited etc syn stutter Whenever he was angry, he would begin to stammer slightly. Ben stammered out an apology.see thesaurus at saystammerer noun [countable]→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
stammerPatterson often stammered during speeches.Forgive me, he stammered, if I press when I should not.Now, she stammered in his presence, gone the blustery Trudy her girlfriends knew.Benjamin stammered out an apologetic request - how he would appreciate it if no one else was told about our visit.Labour voices have been stammering to oblige.
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stammerstammer2 noun [countable usually singular]  MISPEAK A LANGUAGEa speech problem which makes someone speak with a lot of pauses and repeated sounds syn stutter Jeff spoke with a slight stammer.
Examples from the Corpus
stammerRivers was a shy, reticent man hampered by a stammer.He had even developed the beginnings of a stammer.It went back to her childhood when she had been teased by her schoolmates about her stammer."G-g-get up, " she said with a slight stammer.The stammer fitted Marlowe's embarrassment and Bernard got a very good press.Speech therapy teaches people different techniques enabling them to control their stammer and help them in conversation.
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Verb table
stammer
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theystammer
he, she, itstammers
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theystammered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave stammered
he, she, ithas stammered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad stammered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill stammer
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have stammered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam stammering
he, she, itis stammering
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you, we, theyare stammering
Past
I, he, she, itwas stammering
you, we, theywere stammering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been stammering
he, she, ithas been stammering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been stammering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be stammering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been stammering
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