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To move in a shaky or unsteady way. Also: to hesitate.

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Usage examples (36)
  • Do not falter in your quest to pass the test.
  • She was gratified to see Hal's expression falter, just for a moment.
  • You just hang around long enough to see everyone else falter, which is exactly what Cabrera did.
  • He did then veritably fail and "falter" before the questions of life and death which beset him.
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