falter
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falter(
fal
-
tuhr
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to doubt)
a. titubear
During 12 hours of interrogation, Ernesto never faltered and the police eventually let him go.Durante 12 horas de interrogatorio, Ernesto nunca titubeó y la policía finalmente lo dejó ir.
b. vacilar
She faltered when it mattered most and all of our preparation was for naught.Vaciló en el momento más importante y toda nuestra preparación fue en vano.
2. (to fade)
a. flaquear
Halfway through the boxing match, Justin's strength began to falter.A la mitad del combate de boxeo, la fuerza de Justin comenzó a flaquear.
b. fallar
When Dan's courage falters, he leans on his best friend.Cuando el valor de Dan falla, se apoya en su mejor amigo.
3. (to speak haltingly)
a. titubear
I wanted to tell her how much I loved her, but I faltered and only managed to say, "Good morning."Quería decirle lo mucho que la quería, pero titubeé y solo logré decir: "Buenos días".
b. entrecortarse
Her voice faltered as she told her son to have a safe flight.Su voz se entrecortaba mientras le decía a su hijo que tuviera buen vuelo.
4. (to move unsteadily)
a. tambalearse
A shot echoed through the canyon and one of the elk in the herd began to falter.Un disparo resonó por el cañón y uno de los alces de la manada comenzó a tambalearse.
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falter
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (general)
a. vacilar, titubear
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falter [ˈfɔːltəʳ]
intransitive verb
(waver) [+person] vacilar; titubear; [+voice] entrecortarse; quebrarse; [+steps] vacilar; [+courage] fallar; faltar
without faltering sin vacilar
transitive verb
decir titubeando
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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