Đồng nghĩa của dither

Alternative for dither

dithers, dithered, dithering

Đồng nghĩa: flap, fuss, pother, tizzy,

Noun

A state of being nervous, anxious, or irritated
fluster stew pother tizzy twitter bother flap flutter fret fuss huff lather sweat swelter swivet tiz-woz agitation confusion panic state turmoil twit frenzy tumult bustle flurry commotion hubbub perturbation hullabaloo furore state of agitation tizz turbulence disturbance furor fever unrest excitement pandemonium uproar upset clamour clamor rumpus ruckus nervous state riot state of anxiety chaos stir whirl hoopla storm mayhem fracas clutter worry hassle brouhaha shindy hoo-ha to-do anxiety upheaval row ferment ado disorder trouble bedlam ruction state of panic blue funk disruption kerfuffle affray clatter moil ballyhoo blather welter bluster bobbery coil hurricane williwaw foofaraw splore hurly squall corroboree hurry melee do fun zoo helter-skelter hoo-hah hurry-skurry hurly-burly hurry-scurry hubble-bubble discord alarums and excursions disarray restlessness racket din anarchy violence lawlessness quarrel noise discomposure brawl havoc wildness aggro fight strife unruliness anarchism maelstrom discombobulation argy-bargy misrule convulsion entanglement imbroglio breach of the peace mix-up topsy-turviness ruffle exasperation tremble fix fretting snit fuming bad mood discomfiture babel distressed state state of worry state of nervousness nervousness state of confusion upheavals provocation incitement uncertainty convulsions state of nervous excitement clangour outbreak altercation yelling shouting stramash tension delirium hysteria rioting rebellion insurrection tohubohu loud noise fighting mutiny ailment anxiousness free-for-all instability hectic distress disquietude Sturm und Drang unsettlement clangor jangle seething upturn mess muddle trepidation melodrama drama shindig scrimmage disorganization snafu wilding biffo bagarre jumble disorderliness incitation rage static revolution strike terrorism reign of terror mob rule muss disorderedness disarrangement derangement confusedness scramble cold sweat complication misery gloom despondency trembling funk fear alarm fright disorganisation tumble state of fear folderol disquiet broil outcry bangarang activity donnybrook palaver splash stink excitation scene ructions action fermentation fireworks pantomime hustle tamasha backwash annoyance production combustion big scene fuss and bother hue and cry song and dance bobsy-die carry-on big stink hell broke loose hustle and bustle performance vociferation roar rigmarole outburst shambles buzz distraction babble whirlwind rumble madness uprising animation tempest rampage madhouse scandal protest carrying-on controversy howl all hell broken loose busyness comings and goings movement liveliness sensation fray storm in a teacup tempest in a teapot nuisance chatter cacophony fury cataclysm eruption goings-on scuffle explosion events earthquake business hell bouleversement incidents hijinks fuss and feathers happenings disorderly conduct public nuisance proceedings occurrences mare's nest screaming conflict blare thrill bowwow histrionics shout adventure uneasiness elation katzenjammer tremor stimulation public disturbance complaint dishevelment enthusiasm paroxysm fisticuffs misorder messiness toing and froing hubba-hubba much ado about nothing shock dislocation a madhouse snake pit outrage haste a three-ring circus passion deliriousness activeness feverishness hullaballoo shivaree bombshell nonsense ululation wingding life caterwauling dynamism concern bomb hysterics destruction objection boisterousness swirl unease babbling heat protestation apprehension hazard craze peril monkey business hype rush mania danger dissent entropy discordance rattle decibels bruit stirring interruption spectacle apprehensiveness chance-medley heck cry confrontation care surprise procedure street fight concernment indignation contretemps charivari grief nervosity opposition solicitude harassment agita rout three-ring circus incident seething mass anger theatrics dramatics disaster theatre rocking exclamation theater rat's nest holy mess utter confusion exaggeration tempest in a teacup tempest in a tea-kettle federal case mountain out of a molehill big deal struggle hurrah scrap stooshie dust-up jiggery-pokery big fuss rhubarb scrum circus draft draught wrangle squabble shemozzle an outcry spin roaring baying blaring bickering roughhouse whirlpool rampancy flash to do craziness feeling emotion skirmish party carousal frolic dance bash revel fancy merrymaking spree work moving hurly burly hell to pay devil to pay thrills spot of bother hectic activity rough house wild disarray clash lunacy fad vandalism glow enterprise wow mêlée tizz-woz farce farcicality ridiculousness senselessness energy kick-up bugle call chaotic situation unquietness restiveness calamity all hell breaking loose rowdydow flare-up motion scuffling quake arousal talk afters mishap encounter hindrance fussing discontent omnishambles spasm disconcertment boiling troubles street fighting snarl distemper burst insurgence brannigan mob violence violent disorder demonstration shower run-in revolt dissatisfaction criticism kicks spirit eventualities high jinks episodes mixing roughness flurry of activity ride soap opera seesaw saga actions firestorm argument tintamarre clamouring confused noise state of unrest tizzy, tizz nervous excitement stunner lament remonstrance protesting clinker temper rabidity lamentation bewailing yelp uproariousness fanfare bellow squawk shaking quaking seism tottering carryings-on chain of events a maelstrom ataxia mobocracy threat disapproval ritual clang tower jargon mistake misunderstanding overthrow menace boilover howl of protest riskiness perilousness hazardousness risk warmth dangerousness demurral a mess a muddle a shambles car crash war of words high winds rollercoaster clamoring howls of protest flak flip-flop alteration turnaround shakeout switch catastrophe violent change about-face temblor lengthy process red tape tedious business topsy-turvydom topsy-turvyness an omnishambles tantrum hubbubs gaieties excitements fervor untidiness formal complaint chorus of disapproval eagerness exciting experience precariousness a car crash stage dramaturgy acting consternation movements dramas fit blowup hissy new deal major change seismic shift sudden change new ball-game wilderness dismay tangle error hullabaloos tumults exhibition haze intricacy irritation inconvenience vexation miscalculation fankle botch puzzle slip-up hurry-scurries activities high spirits to-dos pothers fervours fervour hurt grievance disappointment defeat shake-up torment hissy fit temper tantrum a buzz a charge a kick reversion exhibition of oneself letdown affront problem display of emotion queasiness turn-up subversion disconcertion circumstance crisis interference theatricals affair disarranging disordering unsettling confusing upsetting stoppage ruining obstruction impeding discontinuation wrecking suspension hampering spoiling perilous experiences dangerous experiences exciting experiences undermining delay retardation delaying holding up division splitting break separation severance

Noun

A sense of fear, panic or nervousness
butterflies nerves jitters willies shakes shivers jimjams heebie-jeebies whim-whams screaming meemies nervousness anxiety tenseness apprehension jumps fright creeps fidgets habdabs yips jim-jams cold feet excitement Joe Blakes goose bumps fear shiver the shakes the willies butterflies in your stomach tremors horrors shake nervous excitement bad vibe delirium tremens DTs a fit of trembling strain tension worry jumpiness apprehensiveness stress abdabs collywobbles nervous tension nerve screaming abdabs screaming habdabs butterflies in one's stomach uneasiness disquiet unease disquietude agitation trepidation perturbation jitteriness fearfulness concern restlessness foreboding dread worriment edginess alarm misgiving anxiousness twitchiness angst panic scare fretfulness consternation alarum care concernment solicitude sweat agita nervosity doubt shock terror horror cold sweat butterflies in the stomach distress suspicion flap fuss all-overs trembling discomposure dismay timidity disturbance turbulence impatience excitability stage fright dithers inquietude antsiness trouble presentiment misery uncertainty mistrust start turn nerviness unrest fluster touchiness tremulousness jump trembles quivers tizzy feverishness delirium discomfiture neurasthenia animation sensitivity to-do anger moodiness neuroticism stimulation trepidity hesitation fidgetiness premonition suspense a cold sweat a blue funk funk blue funk discomfort watchfulness downer suffering botheration drag ants in pants pins and needles nail-biting fidgeting shaking buck fever fit of nerves surprise pressure dubiety jolt tremble fidget chill qualms cravenness vexation bother anguish torment upset shuddering disconcertment conflict mental stress bad feeling mental strain emotional strain affright flinching woe aversion gremlin awe phobia heartache irritation misgivings torture annoyance perplexity nag sudden fear palpitation emotion needles sense of foreboding the shivers the heebie-jeebies the creeps restiveness heart skipping a beat nervous stomach turmoil activity insomnia movement unquietness instability fermentation bustle hurry ferment unsettledness transience worriedness fitfulness hurry-scurry inconstancy ailment ants Sturm und Drang ants in your pants gooseflesh cold creeps goose pimples cold shivers horripilation

Noun

The state of being bewildered or unclear in one's mind about something
confusion bewilderment puzzlement perplexity bafflement mystification wonder befuddlement disorientation wonderment befuddling discombobulation discomfiture distraction doubt fluster muddle uncertainty bamboozlement discomposure disconcertion perplexing stupefaction agitation astonishment bemusement bewilderedness chagrin confounding confusedness daze discomfiting perturbation shock tangle abashment awkwardness demoralisation demoralization disconcertment dumbfounding embarrassment flap fog lather mixup stew unsettling upsetting whirl addling blurring cluttering difficulty maze misperception misunderstanding obscuring pother surprise tangling turbulence head-scratching stirring up spin stupor jumble flutter tizzy furore twitter flurry mortification turmoil fret bustle upset furor haze consternation amazement incomprehension awe trance distress disquiet dismay muddledness anxiety hysteria nervousness trepidation incredulity nadaville gauze lala-land narcosis glaze uneasiness startlement panic unease disbelief obscurity fear alarm flusteredness shame dazedness discomfort swoon worry disturbance obfuscation devastation egg on one's face doubtfulness disquietude questioning fright suspicion nonplus humiliation inquietude disorder horror terror vagueness deliriousness dread surprize derangement admiration muddlement blankness insanity madness mania numbness delirium speechlessness fearfulness apprehension stunner marvel frenzy apprehensiveness astoundment state of shock something else one for the books unclearness dumbfoundedness giddiness concern dwaal cluelessness blur skepticism angst wooziness doziness qualms misgiving quandary dimness indistinctness malaise dubiety trepidity fogginess dumbfoundment dwam blindness disillusion curiosity scepticism flabbergastment astoundedness flabagast lack of comprehension trance-like state confused state loss of face state of confusion state of bewilderment state of disorientation feverishness fever trancelike state state of stupefaction obliviousness crazedness harassment discord abstraction mental unclarity frustration beating ruin failure defeat state scare alarum funk tizz swivet undoing disappointment rout overthrow cold sweat jam crush cold feet rush confoundment stopper flabbergast mental distress comedown vexation descent conquest vanquishment defeasance lack of understanding dementia dementedness blow irrationality trauma bombshell hallucination lunacy incoherence calenture revelation whammy temporary insanity temporary madness injury thunderbolt earthquake excitement encounter rude awakening eye-opener state of agitation double whammy bolt from the blue state of perturbation source of consternation kick in the teeth source of distress a bolt out of the blue source of amazement a bolt from the blue

Noun

Muddle, confusion

Verb

To waver between different courses of action
hesitate waver falter vacillate teeter haver shilly-shally dally dawdle fluctuate oscillate procrastinate swither balance delay halt hang back scruple stagger stall temporise temporize wabble wobble be ambivalent be indecisive be undecided be unsure dilly-dally shillyshally be in two minds faff about pussyfoot around waste time blow hot and cold hum and haw sit on the fence be uncertain pause equivocate be irresolute tarry linger hedge dillydally yo-yo hold back lag hang fire prevaricate hem and haw seesaw hover chop and change be doubtful drag your feet sway loiter waffle straggle think twice run hot and cold use delaying tactics drag poke put off alternate play for time flip-flop be unable to make up your mind drag one's feet demur defer change one's mind tergiversate stonewall wait change filibuster be hesitant trifle idle diddle creep crawl lollygag lallygag mope be unable to decide hold off take one's time play a waiting game flounder deliberate boggle gain time doubt postpone tremble reel get cold feet retard plod hang about hang around while away time shy away fall behind stay keep changing your mind slouch putter move slowly buy time not keep pace mark time kill time goof off kick the can down the road drag your heels put off doing something let the grass grow under one's feet beat about the bush beat around the bush be dilatory take your time lag behind wobble about be on the fence will and will not dodge fence-straddle swing straddle rock whiffle change mind mess around potter keep changing one's mind be on the horns of a dilemma um and ah tumble loll adjourn prolong protract flicker bobble lurch roll quaver be long sit around fool around be tardy vary goldbrick cool quiver trim shudder palter postpone action defer action take a raincheck suspend action let slide drag one's heels whiffle waffle stay back shrink back stay in the background be reluctant to come forward amble totter be tentative have doubts trail horse around stay put potter round potter around hang on potter about be slow wait around be divided pussyfoot saunter stumble stop feel uncertain wonder about balk ponder hang mammer debate weigh harbour suspicions about have hesitations about think something unlikely express suspicions about have reservations about be dubious express reservations about entertain doubts about harbour reservations about lack conviction be sceptical have suspicions about fluctuate on have doubts about have one's doubts about feel uneasy about baulk fall back decrease drop fail flag diminish wane trail behind drag behind slacken ebb slow tail inch hobble trudge shuffle lounge tool limp jelly be reluctant bring up the rear be unwilling pull back think about sit on fence distract divert fall off inch along drop behind be behind drop back lose strength slow up get no place fast avoid the issue hold over rest sit tight hold on fritter away remain bide hang out obstruct go slowly lodge cease abide discontinue hang round stick around loaf drift lose time desist pass the time dwell warm a chair take a breather let up take a break stop briefly reside await hold the phone take ten call time have a breather take five squat go at a snail's pace put on hold perch bunk roost nest sweat it out hold your horses hold your fire bide one's time stay behind keep on hold the fort be left see-saw refuse avoid rebuff evade resist be evasive stroll meander traik fiddle about fritter away time take one's own sweet time while away the time burn daylight piddle toddle diddle-daddle adopt Fabian tactics slack boondoggle prevent block fritter time away goof around stop over avoid committing oneself mosey skulk mooch shirk use dilatory tactics scrounge around bum around shlep along kick around kick about fool with trifle with while away hinder ramble slough lurk traipse shamble wander dabble stand stall for time use Fabian tactics avoid making a decision stick settle fool about play games with put something on the back burner sit on one's butt pass time endure remain behind put down roots outstay continue establish yourself stay out establish oneself employ delaying tactics surcease refrain take too long be leisurely proceed in a leisurely fashion not hurry refrain from put something off take no action nose avoid doing something snail sojourn ooze break keep from doing something hold one's horses draggle creak along bivouac live inhabit cling interrupt limp along creep along hang heavy wear on advance slowly break off stay over make camp stay on slow down appear to pass slowly go on and on go on too long pull up sideline shake suspend take a breath reflect become tedious look forward lie in wait be patient lie low keep shirt on hold one's breath save it sweat it hang onto your hat cool it hold everything wait in the wings sit up for twiddle one's thumbs stand by wait on kick your heels cool your heels stay up for bide your time come to standstill catch one's breath break it up stop what you're doing

Verb

To come, or cause to come, to a stop or end
halt stop end cease check discontinue quit finish terminate arrest block conclude curb drop impede close obstruct interrupt break suspend frustrate can elapse stall bar lapse stay hamper determine pass expire go still die pause catch hobble stem belay freeze staunch hesitate falter waver immobilise immobilize balance scruple stagger teeter vacillate wabble wobble limp stumble whiffle break off leave off break up wind up cut off cut out desist from hold back knock off let up dead-end lay off hold up shut off put a stop to cut short give over pack in bring to an end wink out put an end to pack up draw up nip in the bud pull up come to an end bring to a stop come to a stop be over bring up call it a day bring to a standstill come to a halt close down fetch up pull the plug on put the kibosh on shilly-shally come to a standstill draw to a close hang back come to rest bring to standstill come to a close draw to a stand stand still wiggle-waggle stem the flow be abandoned be broken off be suspended blow the whistle on hold at bay put a cork in put a sock in prevent thwart desist restrain hinder inhibit give up foil restrict abandon retard forestall baulk cancel balk suppress stymie complete wrap up call a halt shut down call a halt to prohibit repress bring to a close delay stifle kill slow forgo interfere with curtail derail slow down refrain from avoid cut limit quash adjourn bring to a halt avert fetter circumvent preclude withhold dissolve neutralize forbid cramp close out scotch counteract debar scrub extinguish head off shelve deter call off defeat neutralise shut out counter nullify abort kick baffle subdue lessen quell obviate hang up axe ward off ruin stave off renounce stonewall hold off dam hamstring intercept stand in the way of call it quits oppose finish off contain ax abstain from control interdict diminish put a brake on trammel forfend reduce bridle decrease encumber cripple lay off of peter out deactivate put paid to postpone relinquish brake put the lid on withdraw surcease clog hold resist forsake choke settle dash squash annul destroy round off round out do without scrap shackle scupper beat crimp dispense with rule out squelch fade dwindle outlaw constrain turn off do for crush culminate abolish recess eschew prorogue abate exclude put off take a break discourage checkmate enjoin park crack down on rein in remit fend off run down rest pack it in fade away proscribe abstain disappear rescind repeal run out revoke cool vanish refrain consummate ban pull in veto defer wane forbear ebb disallow eliminate moderate handcuff stamp out intermit keep scratch spoil forbear from shun slacken disappoint cumber cry off ultimate sink sew up snooker switch off turn aside wind down discomfit embargo pass up die down put back hog-tie steer clear of swear off criminalize die away hold in taboo tie up plug put down put out make illegal have done with die out arrive melt away clamp down on criminalise keep off set back stanch handicap sabotage disable subside bork decline close off not continue repulse manacle disconnect occlude embarrass congest nip something in the bud interfere wrap regulate smother take five skip stuff top off decelerate overturn jam shake defend against bite the dust divert silence have a breather dodge crab negate get done take a breather weaken stop up short-circuit get off end up prorogate stop dead give something the chop fizzle out knock something on the head contravene hold down hold over ditch withhold from ease up close up remove ward run its course ease off outwit put a lid on lay aside dissuade spike put a spoke in someone's wheel jack in get in the way of put on ice plug up choke off slap down snuff out slow up foul up put in cold storage place an embargo on screw up throw a spanner in the works of tail off put the stopper on stop trying wait call recall fail shorten stop work unplug shut fence pull over draw in sever evaporate estop save disrupt forego ignore evade crown intervene wilt bottleneck rein abbreviate abridge detain invalidate evanish screen offset disengage repel sidestep clip pigeonhole stand obscure fix skirt finalize refuse recede wither sandbag bottle up help conquer shrink clot restrain from abjure leave throttle deflect reject keep in check table parry pass on stop short throw in the towel throw in the sponge deteriorate droop decay stay away from keep back keep under control smash degenerate back off shy from pre-empt bung mothball block out fill up clog up fill stem the flow of lower have a break go without waive take ten set aside keep from censor cut it out nobble chill jam up bung up cease to exist muzzle finalise become invalid pull out of get out of protract disconcert duck turn out hold in abeyance relax put on hold get in the way bury rattle skip out on become void become obsolete not touch pass away blow over nix draw to a halt taper off crumble queer bottle dull cross faze bring to a conclusion trail off stump bog down leave alone stopper bring to naught cool it reach a standstill overcome lay on the table cramp one's style quit cold throw monkey wrench in take a rain check on keep at bay lock up put on the back burner give a rest keep in box in put the brakes on withdraw from fall away pour cold water on put the mockers on beat down declare illegal kick the habit upset the apple cart bilk finish with mess up throw a monkey wrench in the works of throw a spanner in the works keep lid on bring to screeching halt throw up retire from not do be a hindrance to wipe out take the cure gum up cork throw cold water on buck kick over louse up land eradicate strangle at birth put a stop to something clobber bring to end withstand sidetrack brace kill off turn back flick off stop working cinch disturb abrogate close shop finish work finish working clock off surrender despair lose heart capitulate admit defeat be beaten give in concede defeat bring deny yourself jack it in censure cap yield resign circumnavigate achieve succeed retardate depart douse clear forlet collapse stop in one's tracks leave out back out of bring to an untimely end leave work wreck shatter withcall phase out accomplish discharge shutdown quit cold turkey bit confront power down be at an end be no longer valid stave anticipate disjoin interpose disunite part do away with dissever get rid of separate pick off down tools confine prolong take a breather from put on a back burner polish off get on the wagon hang it up draw to close put to bed put a period to ease render powerless crash call a stop to put on brakes put an stop to forswear say goodbye to lose speed cut into slam on the brakes break into crool banjax burden bring down curtain simmer down compose collect detach log off put the brakes on take out of play dish give up hope abandon hope stop doing lie by spell back out renege bag it blow off clinch shutter render null and void give the run around dash one's hope lick upset the applecart overpower fold up be put to bed button up cut loose button down take down hold off on make late stop oneself transpire reschedule put a stopper in put half nelson on put chill on put a lock on zing gridlock stop midstream fold extirpate snub exsect marginalize oust carve isolate usurp delete extract overlook excise shirk retreat be the end of drop out tie up loose ends liquidate clean up come to the end do be through with finish up take time out take time off elude disband bypass barricade seal caulk black decommission come to a conclusion round up give notice throw a spoke in the wheel of knock it off back off from break the habit of shrink from check out from root traverse relent drop off put aside carry out fight shy of resist the temptation to take the pledge give a wide berth to go on the wagon avoid doing sit out be temperate have nothing to do with banish boycott blockade kibosh surcease from escape from call it quits on constrict scuttle hit the switch halt in its tracks give the slip shake off give the run-around buffalo promote shuffle off juke run circles around run rings around bollix throw a monkey wrench in the works resolve carry through bring to fruition damp vanquish overthrow push back procrastinate inactivate hang fire omit put on back burner count out put in abeyance file pink-slip keep in abeyance lay over put on the shelf look away turn turn from veer shunt shove aside confound upset blackball disqualify complicate cut dead take out marginalise take away choke up pack block up throw a curve set the seal on obturate quench cow switch something off get there haul up let taper de-escalate pall drop away fall finish the working day forfeit undo bulwark defend guard declare ineligible pass by illegalize ice out curse officially forbid sunder be no more fly by divorce sacrifice jilt triumph over block off continue respite put over suspend proceedings blank counterplot attenuate dampen disadvise scare stunt slip away dam up gibbet gunge up wring noose squeeze drown silt up put out of business put out of action bring someone to their knees escape deprive deny overwhelm dominate annihilate clamp shush trample pull off the road muffle swallow slack phase down coast cool off drain away become weaker chill out unlax ratchet down gag unaccustom take a recess break short stop cold evanesce cover fend put lid on keep inside put kibosh on drive underground trample on sit on go by weigh down declare taboo take wind out of sails get the better of upset one's apple cart cause setback put end to leave unfinished stop in full flow govern fight back dispose of wind something up monkey with resign from eighty-six dust off part from forget about turn your back on part with break with write off retrograde bate tame rebuff choke back give the thumbs down to put the chill on give the red light to say no pull the plug molder dilapidate moulder take a rain check deliberate dock languish flag talk out of keep from happening get shut of safeguard against secure against protect against shield against put a damper on act like a wet blanket run low go downhill fade out wear away go down grow less go dead keep a lid on slacken pace bite back get shot of stand up for guard against skirt round defend oneself against fight off keep at arm's length wean cut back mark time linger sideline take a breath reflect tarry lag emaciate tire shrivel sag truncate retrench stop briefly play for time counterbalance think twice call time minimize totter faint lose spirit impoverish debase minimise give way depress grow dim waste away wear off grow faint thin out fall off relapse vitiate lose tremble grow weaker pare down elide cut down lop trim syncopate chop break it up come to standstill catch one's breath minify tighten up crop slim down downsize contract slash stand off not move deaden counterpoise negative countervail cancel out stop what you're doing dumb clam correct remedy compensate for boil down rein back get to meat put in nutshell roll back put a restriction on put a limit on keep down say nothing prevent oneself from cease to indulge in restrain oneself from prevent yourself from not give in to stop oneself from equilibrize make up for counterweigh balance out even out countercheck respond rectify stabilise redress right go against stabilize counterwork

Verb

To be anxious or concerned about something in particular
sweat fret worry fuss stress fear stew agonise agonize trouble bother panic chafe abide brook dread endure exert go stand stomach suffer take tolerate torture be anxious be concerned lose sleep be on tenterhooks torment oneself torture oneself be afraid be agitated be in a flap be in a state be in a tiz-woz be on pins and needles lose sleep over be in a lather be in a stew stay the course stick it out be in a state of agitation be in a state of anxiety be in a state of nervousness fluster get into a state press the panic button be in a tizzy go into a panic be in a dither be in a twitter become flustered flap brood obsess feel uneasy labor labour concern oneself be troubled wrestle grapple fume upset oneself be upset be distressed be worried be bothered get overwrought get worked up get in a sweat get in a tizzy get in a state get in a tizz get in a flap get in a fluster be in anguish get steamed up get in a lather go through the mill get in a panic dwell on have qualms get stressed bite one's nails have butterflies in one's stomach be in a blue funk anguish mope care sorrow pine sigh complain lament grumble feel unhappy whine grieve carp affront hassle bleed chagrin eat heart out wrestle with oneself take it badly carry on exercise oneself torture yourself be in agony stew over torment yourself sing the blues mind feel peeved distress yourself make a fuss upset yourself distress oneself sweat it out eat one's heart out carry a heavy load get into a dither take on be nervous get in a tiz-woz concern yourself occupy oneself trouble oneself worry oneself burden oneself busy oneself give a hang go to the trouble trouble yourself give a rap burden yourself inconvenience yourself give a hoot

Verb

Stretch the truth
prevaricate lie cavil dodge equivocate hedge palter quibble shuffle tergiversate deceive fence flannel pussyfoot shilly-shally sidestep be evasive evade fabricate fib shift stall temporise temporize vacillate beat about the bush belie con dissemble distort exaggerate falsify fudge garble invent jive misrepresent misspeak misstate be non-committal be vague dodge the issue parry questions sidestep the issue beg the question phony up put off put on stretch the truth duck the issue hum and haw stall for time beat around the bush give a false colour to waffle hesitate weasel pussyfoot around evade the issue stonewall duck the question sit on the fence fudge the issue procrastinate waver avoid duck delay blow hot and cold avoid the issue parry tarry be indecisive tergiverse hang back gain time be ambiguous flip-flop use delaying tactics play for time cop out hem and haw hold back hang fire shuck filibuster mince words defer balk shuffle about baulk pass the buck cop a plea be noncommittal kick the can down the road mince one's words skirt ramble fake fluctuate swither falter haver shift ground about gloss over eschew escape elude adumbrate double-talk dilly-dally skirt the issue play it close to the vest feint baffle maneuver shirk foil contest outwit manoeuvre change yo-yo run around cover up straddle the fence tell white lie give run around cloud the issue fight off give nothing away play a waiting game avoid committing oneself play one's cards close to one's chest dodge the question straddle an issue blather blandish blarney beguile use Fabian tactics avoid making a decision take your time change one's mind circumvent bypass use flattery talk blarney butter up fast-talk not pay not give a straight answer to fend off cop out of skirt round beat around bush get out of find a way round be equivocal about beat about the bush about be evasive about quibble about avoid answering bargain haggle negotiate hedge one's bets shuffle around give the run around deal chaffer dicker babble postpone divert distract wheel and deal cut a deal horse-trade take one's time hold over drag one's feet buy time dally pause dawdle linger wait halt loiter stagger be undecided oscillate waste time think twice lag hang around scruple stop teeter hang about drag your feet be irresolute wobble wabble dillydally poke balance drag hold off shillyshally stay get cold feet deliberate obstruct trifle be unsure diddle creep mope lollygag crawl lallygag kill time mark time hang on stay put idle hold on potter sit tight remain tremble be uncertain sway while away time plod be doubtful trail be slow potter around potter about drag your heels potter round wait around warm a chair hang round put off doing something hang out let the grass grow under one's feet get no place fast rest see-saw refuse rebuff resist discontinue cease be ambivalent penelopize be in two minds faff about mess around um and ah bide prevent block flicker tumble use dilatory tactics vary hinder bobble lurch reel roll quaver quiver put something on the back burner trim shudder loaf goof around tail hold the phone stop over tool lose time lodge be unable to decide whiffle waffle be unable to make up your mind run hot and cold toddle diddle-daddle saunter employ delaying tactics adopt Fabian tactics stick around stay behind adjourn retard prolong protract fritter time away move slowly straggle goldbrick cool amble shlep along sit around fritter away fool around scrounge around sit on one's butt bum around totter putter defer action take a raincheck let slide be dilatory have a breather call time take a break goof off horse around not keep pace lag behind fall behind postpone action suspend action drag one's heels take ten hold your horses take a breather hold your fire take five stop briefly alternate demur hover seesaw stumble doubt boggle flounder ponder hang mammer debate weigh be hesitant shy away be reluctant be unwilling pull back think about sit on fence

Verb

To move in an agitated manner
work quiver convulse agitate jitter palpitate pulsate pulse shiver throb tremble twitch vibrate writhe move spasmodically be agitated twist shake quake shudder quaver twitter tremor wobble jiggle judder joggle jerk wabble bucket jounce jolt flutter wave oscillate shimmy thrill heave have the shakes have the quivers wince wiggle gyrate rock sway swing waver roll totter flicker move up and down whip flitter bump fluctuate jar succuss reel flit jog churn stagger ruffle dodder flap move stir up flaunt commove stir set in motion put in motion wag waggle teeter falter undulate rattle seesaw ripple toss move to and fro quail jig fidget thrash bounce thresh lurch quave vacillate weave flick bobble squirm start shake like a leaf flinch swish twirl bob careen wigwag flail billow wriggle dance dangle recoil cringe tingle squiggle dart fiddle blench squinch see-saw toddle stumble flourish cower waddle disturb waft swirl brandish flirt jostle jigger shimmer sweep whirl blow pitch leap fly flow stream zip topple move back and forth move from side to side wave to and fro move backwards and forwards trill spasm warble bang rustle jump grind knock note wield vellicate swell surge wink twinkle glimmer blink swerve duck raise zigzag worm switch buck baulk balk move slightly whiffle shake in your boots quake in your boots roil rouse pump nod flail about change one's position concuss plunge pitchpole list contort balance skip play roll about push and pull move about move around hop pivot stot shuffle bother torment shake violently shake uncontrollably unsettle move side to side shrink shamble hobble hover tremble precariously walk unsteadily swing backwards and forwards swing back and forth run over lick shoot play over spring curl thrash about float rise and fall shy hirple doddle go into spasms shake up suffer a fit ebb and flow catch the wind jump around walk haltingly move falteringly hesitate bob up and down walk with difficulty hang shy away draw back back away pull back blanch drop droop sag beat get cold feet shrink back loll hang loosely hang limply fall limply fall down flounder slacken flop flag lop hang down wilt

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