- vi. 踌躇，犹豫；不愿
- vt. 踌躇，犹豫；有疑虑，不愿意
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- hesitate:  Etymologically, to hesitate is to become ‘stuck’. The word comes from Latin haesitāre, a derivative of haerēre ‘hold fast, stick’ (which gave English adhere). The underlying idea is of being ‘held back’, or in speech of ‘stammering’, and hence of being unable to act or speak promptly or decisively.
- hesitate (v.)
- 1620s, from Latin haesitatum, past participle of haesitare (see hesitation). Related: Hesitated; hesitating.
- 1. Today I might hesitate to turn in a burglar.
- 2. Do not hesitate to laugh at anything you find amusing.
- 3. This could make your superiors hesitate to trust you with major responsibilities.
- 4. She didn't hesitate to tell intrusive photographers to "naff off".
- 5. They don't hesitate to open fire when confronted by police.
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