简明英汉词典

falter
[5fC:ltE]
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

美国传统词典[双解]

falter
fal.ter
AHD:[f?l“t…r]
D.J.[6f%8lt*]
K.K.[6f%lt+]
v.intr.(不及物动词)
fal.teredfal.ter.ingfal.ters

(1)

To be unsteady in purpose or action, as from loss of courage or confidence; waver.See Synonyms at hesitate
胆怯:意向或行动上的不坚定,如由于失去勇气或信心;动摇参见 hesitate

(2)

To speak hesitatingly; stammer.
讲话犹豫;支吾地讲话

(3)

To move ineptly or haltingly; stumble.
步伐踉跄;蹒跚

(4)

To operate or perform unsteadily or with a loss of effectiveness:
失效:由于失去效力而运行不稳固:
The automobile engine faltered.
自动引擎运转不正常
n.(名词)

(1)

Unsteadiness in speech or action.
支吾:言语或行动的犹豫

(2)

A faltering sound.
发颤的声音

语源

(1)

Middle English falteren [to stagger]
中古英语 falteren [蹒跚]

(2)

possibly from Old Norse faltrask [to be puzzled, hesitate]
可能源自 古斯堪的纳维亚语 faltrask [被迷惑,犹豫]

继承用法

falterer
n.(名词)

falteringly
adv.(副词)

现代英汉词典

falter
[5fC:ltE(r)]
vi., vt.

(1)

蹒跚,踉跄,摇晃着行走
"The sick man felt dizzy, faltered a few steps and then fell."
"那病人感到头晕,摇摇晃晃地迈了几步就摔倒了。"

(2)

支吾,结巴地说出
His voice began to falter at the mention of his sufferings in the old days.
一提到他在过去所受的痛苦他的声音就开始发颤。
"Her voice faltered, and then she lost consciousness."
"她含糊不清地咕噜了几声,接着便失去了知觉。"

(3)

踌躇;迟疑;疲软
His business is faltering.
他的生意在衰退。
He faltered and lost his chance again.
"他犹豫不决,又丧失了一次机会。"
The manager never falters in his determination.
我们经理的决心从不动摇。

现代英汉综合大辞典

falter
[5fC:ltE]
vi.

(1)

蹒跚而行

(2)

颤抖; 支吾; 摇摇欲坠

(3)

踌躇 犹豫; 动摇; 畏缩

(4)

摇摇晃晃地走
I canfeel my legs faltering.
我感到我的腿在颤抖。

词性变化

falter
[5fC:ltE]
vt.
结结巴巴地说(out)
He faltered out a few words.
他支吾地说出了几句。

falter
[5fC:ltE]
n.

(1)

摇晃

(2)

支吾

(3)

踌躇, 不稳
There was a falter in his voice.
他的言语支吾。

继承用法

falterer
n.

用法词典

falter
中古英语faltren<古挪威语faltra妨害,阻塞

英文相关词典

falter
flounder    hesitate    stagger    stumble    waver    

美国传统词典

falter
fal.ter
AHD:[f?l“t…r]
D.J.[6f%8lt*]
K.K.[6f%lt+]
v.intr.
fal.tered, fal.ter.ing, fal.ters

(1)

To be unsteady in purpose or action, as from loss of courage or confidence; waver.See Synonyms at hesitate

(2)

To speak hesitatingly; stammer.

(3)

To move ineptly or haltingly; stumble.

(4)

To operate or perform unsteadily or with a loss of effectiveness:
The automobile engine faltered.
n.

(1)

Unsteadiness in speech or action.

(2)

A faltering sound.

语源

(1)

Middle English falteren [to stagger]

(2)

possibly from Old Norse faltrask [to be puzzled, hesitate]

继承用法

falterer
n.

falteringly
adv.

英汉电信大词典

falter
n.摇晃

英汉化学大词典

falter
vt.摇晃,颤抖;n.犹豫,摇晃

英汉计算机大词典

falter
vt.摇晃(颤抖);n.犹豫(摇晃)

英汉机械大词典

falter
n.摇晃,颤抖

英汉建筑大词典

falter
vt.摇晃,颤抖

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