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To pause in indecision before doing something
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“My Aunt Marta looked me up and down, as if seeing me for the first time, and appeared to hesitate before deciding to make her offer.”
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To speak hesitatingly or with indecision
“Although Amy continued to hesitate with her words while speaking, she seemed to be speaking out more often.”
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To be reluctant to do something
“Doctors often hesitate to recommend surgery for children.”
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Used politely to express regret, disappointment or embarrassment
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(with infinitive) To avoid something because one has too many concerns
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To become dry (often of weather)
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To prevent from progress
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To have doubts or suspicions about
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Speak in a confused or indistinct way
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Make or become weaker in power, resolve, or physical strength
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