hesitate
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hesitate(
heh
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zih
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teyt
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to be uncertain)
a. vacilar
She hesitated a little bit when I asked her to lend me money.Ella vaciló un poco cuando le pedí que me prestara dinero.
b. dudar
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call me.Si tienes alguna pregunta, no dudes en llamarme.
c. titubear (when speaking)
He hesitated at the beginning of his speech, but he was confident afterwards.Titubeó al inicio de su discurso, pero después se oyó seguro.
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hesitate
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (general)
a. dudar, vacilar
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hesitate [ˈhezɪteɪt]
intransitive verb
(gen) vacilar; (in speech) vacilar; titubear
to hesitate to do sth dudar en hacer algo; vacilar en hacer algo; I will not hesitate to take unpopular decisions no dudaré or vacilaré en tomar decisiones poco populares
We shall not hesitate to prosecute
I hesitate to call this art no me atrevo a llamar arte a esto
this is making people hesitate to go out and spend money
don't hesitate to ask (me) no vaciles en pedírmelo; no dejes de pedírmelo
please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Department
I hesitate to condemn him outright no me decido a condenarlo del todo; to hesitate before doing sth dudar antes de hacer algo; to hesitate about or over doing sth vacilar en hacer algo; he hesitates at nothing no vacila ante nada
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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