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hesitate 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/ˈheziˌtāt/,
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hesitating, present participle; hesitated, past tense; hesitates, 3rd person singular present; hesitated, past participle;
  1. Pause before saying or doing something, esp. through uncertainty
    • - she hesitated, unsure of what to say
  2. Be reluctant to do something
    • - he hesitated to spoil the mood by being inquisitive

  1. pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness; "Authorities hesitate to quote exact figures"
  2. interrupt temporarily an activity before continuing; "The speaker paused"
  3. (hesitation) indecision in speech or action
  4. (hesitation) reluctance: a certain degree of unwillingness; "a reluctance to commit himself"; "his hesitancy revealed his basic indisposition"; "after some hesitation he agreed"
  5. To stop or pause respecting decision or action; to be in suspense or uncertainty as to a determination; To stammer; to falter in speaking; To utter with hesitation or to intimate by a reluctant manner
  6. (3.2.1 hesitation) Take one full breast stroke (1 complete pull and kick), hold glide position for 3 counts, take a second complete stroke and hold glide for 2 counts, take a third complete stroke and hold glide for 1 count. Repeat one full stroke and hold for 3 counts, etc.
  7. (Hesitation) 1975. Vn, celesta (piano). Berandol 1978. 1977. CRI SD-414 (Loban violin, M. Chatman celesta)
  8. (Hesitation) A balance step equivalent to a “wait” or pause for at least one count which is frequently used in the Waltz.
  9. (Hesitation) A break in the usual tempo.
  10. (Hesitation) A brief pause before a bid or play, considered somewhat shorter than a Huddle.
  11. (Hesitation) The term used to describe a problem in Driveability. The engine momentarily fails to respond to a push on the Accelerator. The cause is usually a lean Fuel-air mixture (i.e., more air than fuel) or Retarded Timing.
  12. (Hesitation) a pause in the flow of speech; can be relaxed or tense.
  13. (Hesitation) trouble starting and stopping the urine stream.
  14. (2h)[5], PO away, FO up, push the air away. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - hesitate.
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  16. As students of the Course and Children of God we should not hesitate to give as much consistent effort as we can to understand the lessons, undo the separation and illusion and fulfill the At-one-ment as rapidly as possible. ...