To speak or write evasively; equivocate.
To say hesitantly or timidly
To stop because of indecision; pause or delay in acting, choosing, or deciding because of feeling unsure; waver
(Intransitive) To hesitate; to hold back; to delay.
To keep repeating a particular sound involuntarily during speech.
(Figuratively) To take opposite positions alternately; to assert and deny.
To sidestep or fail to address a question.
To use equivocal terms in order to deceive, mislead, hedge, etc.; be deliberately ambiguous
To use euphemisms.
(UK, idiomatic) Procrastinate and take a long time before doing something or taking a decision.
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