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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old Norse
Origin: vafra

waver

verb
     
wa‧ver [intransitive]
1 to become weaker or less certain:
Her voice wavered uncertainly.
The students' attention did not waver.
waver in
Harris never wavered in his loyalty.
waver from
We were determined not to waver from our goals.
2 to not make a decision because you have doubts:
Shareholders who were wavering met the directors.
waver between something and something
The party wavered between free trade and protectionism.
3 to move gently in several different directions:
The candle flame wavered, throwing shadows on the wall.

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