vt.支吾地说,结巴地讲出 vi.支吾,蹒跚踉跄,摇摆,(声音)颤抖 n.颤抖,支吾,踌躇
副词:falteringly 名词:falterer 动词过去式:faltered 过去分词:faltered 现在分词:faltering 第三人称单数:falters
1 move, walk or act hesitantly, usu because of weakness, fear or indecision 摇晃, 蹒跚, 迟疑（通常因衰弱、恐惧或犹豫）
*Jane walked boldly up to the platform without faltering. 简沉着大胆地走上讲台.
2 (a) (of the voice) waver （指嗓音）颤抖
*His voice faltered as he tried to speak. 他张口说话时, 声音发颤了.
(b) speak hesitantly 结巴地说; 支吾地说
*The lecturer faltered after dropping his notes.那讲师讲稿掉了以後言语就结巴了.
[Date: 1300-1400; Origin: Perhaps from a Scandinavian language]
to become weaker and unable to continue in an effective way
The economy is showing signs of faltering.
My mother's grip upon the household never faltered.
[I and T]
to speak in a voice that sounds weak and uncertain, and keeps stopping
Laurie's voice faltered as she tried to thank him.
'I can't,' she faltered.
to become less certain and determined that you want to do something
We must not falter in our resolve.
to stop walking or to walk in an unsteady way because you suddenly feel weak or afraid
She faltered for a moment.
1. One would expect them to know their parts by heart and never have cause to falter. 人们以为，这些演员一定会把台词背得烂熟，绝不会临场结巴的，