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stutter

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstutterstut‧ter1 /ˈstʌtə $ -ər/ verb 🔊 🔊 1 [intransitive, transitive]SPEAK A LANGUAGE to speak with difficulty because you cannot stop yourself from repeating the first consonant of some wordsstammer 🔊 ‘I’m D-d-david, ’ he stuttered.see thesaurus at say2 [intransitive]SOUND if a machine stutters, it keeps making little noises and does not work smoothly 🔊 a refrigerator which stuttered and hummed→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
stutterOther children often teased me because I stuttered.Now he raised his hand, but when Mason called on him Boris began to stutter.That night I began to stutter.The engine was stuttering and cutting out.There was a small refrigerator which stuttered and hummed in the night, and some kitchen things.Carter stuttered as a child and burns now with an eloquence that takes him over from time to time.Savio, a shy man who stuttered before small groups, was riveting and compelling when he spoke to thousands.A string of shots stuttered nearby.
stutterstutter2 noun [singular] 🔊 🔊 SPEAK A LANGUAGEan inability to speak normally because you stutter syn stammer 🔊 a nervous stutter
Examples from the Corpus
stutterI played a character in Birmingham with a limp and a stutter and they said I was overdoing it.A biology student with a stutter now occupied the back room.You can't hear Ron's stutter when he sings.Herman Katz was a thin, youngish man with nervous eyes and a slight stutter.Despite a terrible stutter, he emerged as a gifted teacher.
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Verb table
stutter
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theystutter
he, she, itstutters
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theystuttered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave stuttered
he, she, ithas stuttered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad stuttered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill stutter
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have stuttered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam stuttering
he, she, itis stuttering
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you, we, theyare stuttering
Past
I, he, she, itwas stuttering
you, we, theywere stuttering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been stuttering
he, she, ithas been stuttering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been stuttering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be stuttering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been stuttering
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