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Present participle for to avoid proceeding through reluctance
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“We also have quite a few contributors who like to hang back and give us something only when the spirit moves them.”
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Present participle for to delay a situation until one is prepared
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Present participle for delay or be delayed in taking action or progressing
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Present participle for to delay action until a particular time or event
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Present participle for to move or pass at a slow speed, especially of time
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Present participle for hesitate or be reluctant to do something that one thinks may be wrong
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Present participle for to dodge something, such as a question, task or duty
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Present participle for to stay in a place, typically for longer than necessary
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Present participle for to follow or pursue someone or something closely from behind
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Present participle for to move back or away from, especially because of fear or disgust
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The action of pausing before saying or doing something
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Adjective
Tentative, unsure, or slow in acting or speaking
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