Part of speech:
Characterized by indecision; hesitating or vacillating
Not clearly predictable; uncertain; unsure
Allowing movement or action only at a low speed:
Not easily excited or upset:
Having a fine texture:
Unsure of how to act or proceed; undecided.
Easily frightened; lacking self-confidence; shy; timorous
Inclined to waver; irresolute.
Given to or exhibiting hesitation
Having enough spirit or enthusiasm; ready (for something)
(Sports) To block an opponent
To prevent the flow or passage of:
To capture and hold briefly (the attention, for example); engage.
To stop the movement or progress of:
To waver is to sway back and forth, show doubt, or to become uncertain in your opinion or planned course of action.
To put an end to; stop; cease
To stop temporarily
To pause is defined as to stop for a brief period of time.
To limp is defined as to walk with difficulty, often dragging at least one leg due to injury.
Interrupt is defined as to stop or cause something to stop for a period of time.
To hold back or keep from some action, feeling, etc.; check or repress
Hobble is defined as to limp. walk or speak in an awkward way, or to cause some other person or animal to have trouble moving forward or walking.
(Slang) To marry:
To stop because of indecision; pause or delay in acting, choosing, or deciding because of feeling unsure; waver
To hamper is defined as to stop someone from doing something or stop something from progressing as it should.
To foil is defined as to keep something from happening.
To stop; end
To desist is defined as to stop something.
To put an end to; discontinue:
Faze is defined as to disturb someone.
To put an end to; stifle; stamp out
To refuse to allow; reject as untrue, invalid, or illegal
To forbid is defined as to order that something not occur, or to prevent something from occurring.
To arrive at or attain the end of:
Discomfit is defined as to cause someone to feel uneasy or embarrassed.
To subdue is defined as to gain control over someone or something or to calm or quiet someone or something.
To put an end to or destroy:
To dig up or turn over with the snout
To prevent; preclude:
To crush; subdue; put an end to
To counteract is to act in opposition to or against some force in order to neutralize the force.
To reduce is to make something smaller or to become or feel smaller, or forcing someone into a less desirable position.
To contravene is to go against or contradict.
To prevent, hinder, or prohibit
To confound is defined as to confuse someone, defeat an enemy or foil a plan.
To interfere with; hinder; impede
(Mech.) To shorten and thicken (a red-hot iron) by beating on the end
Dam is defined as to create a barrier to hold back liquid.
To fatigue (a horse, etc.) by riding too long
Vanquish is defined as to defeat or overcome.
(Sports) To throw a ball or other object over and beyond (an intended target):
Preclude is defined as to prevent something from happening or to prevent someone from doing something.
To constrain is to impose limitations or restrictions on someone or something, or to force yourself or someone else to act in a certain way.
Undermine is defined as to dig beneath, weaken or injure.
Barricade means to put up a barrier to shut something in or out.
To keep back; restrain; get in the way of; prevent; stop
To end, limit, or restrain, as by intimidation or other action:
To block or stop up (a passage) with obstacles or impediments; dam; clog
To create a blockade against.
To put an end to; destroy or cause to die out
(Now Rare) To stop, hinder, or prevent
(Law) To put a stop to (a suit or action), end (a nuisance), etc.; terminate
To fill with obstructions or with thick, sticky matter; stop up; jam
To end, prohibit, or keep something from being known, heard, discussed, or seen.
The definition of frustrate is to hinder someone's plans or efforts, or to make someone feel annoyed because you are hindering their efforts or refusing to cooperate.
The definition of thwart is to hinder or stop something from happening.
To dishearten or dispirit:
To keep or confine within physical limits:
To prevent (a person or group) from doing something or acting in a certain way.
(Intransitive) To employ delaying tactics
To prevent or discourage from acting, as by means of fear or doubt:
To stop, check, block.
The definition of adjourn means to end something either temporarily or permanently or to postpone it to another time or place.
To occur or interrupt periodically:
Check means to test, examine, compare or inspect something to see if it is as it should be.
Wobble is defined as to move or cause to move in an unsteady way, to have your voice quiver, or to be unable to commit to a course of action.
To be unable to choose between different courses of action or opinions; waver:
Doubt, waver, be shocked
Falter is defined as to move in an uncertain way or to hesitate in word or action.
(Archaic) To stop; end
To stop, discontinue, or resign from
To move forward steadily, as if against difficulties
In or toward the future:
To move forward against opposition
The definition of instigate is to start something or cause something to happen.
To cause to start; set about; commence
To hold back or keep in check; control:
Prevent is defined as to stop something from happening.
To stir the emotions:
To decide is defined as to conclude, settle or make a choice.
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