英 ['fɔːltə; 'fɒl-]
- vi. 支吾；蹒跚地走
- vt. 支吾地说；结巴地讲出
- n. 踌躇；支吾；颤抖
- n. (Falter)人名；(英)福尔特；(德、捷)法尔特
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2. perhaps from the verb fold (which was occasionally used of the faltering of the legs or tongue) + -ter as in totter.
3. fold => falter. 形容舌头或者腿被卷住了或缠住了的情形。
4. f（方向）+ alter（v 改变）－总是改变方向－蹒跚、摇晃；踌躇、犹豫。
- falter (v.)
- late 14c., "to stagger, totter," of unknown origin, possibly from a Scandinavian source (compare Old Norse faltrask "be burdened, hesitate, be troubled"), or else a frequentative of Middle English falden "to fold," influenced by fault (but OED rejects any direct connection to that word). Of the tongue, "to stammer," mid-15c. Related: Faltered; faltering.
- 1. Investment could dry up and that could cause the economy to falter.
- 2. His voice began to falter.
- 3. There was a falter in his voice.
- 4. The car was out of sight around a bend in moments, but the engine did not falter or slow down.
- 5. The queen leaned forward with a ting falter of her stout body.
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