hesitate

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hesitate /ˈhɛzəˌteɪt/ verb
hesitates; hesitated; hesitating
hesitate
/ˈhɛzəˌteɪt/
verb
hesitates; hesitated; hesitating
Learner's definition of HESITATE
[no object] : to stop briefly before you do something especially because you are nervous or unsure about what to do
[+ object] : to be unwilling to do something because of doubt or uncertainty

he who hesitates is lost

used to say that it is important to make decisions and do things in a quick and definite way

— hesitation

/ˌhɛzəˈteɪʃən/ noun
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