Đồng nghĩa của falter

Alternative for falter

falters, faltered, faltering

Đồng nghĩa: flounder, hesitate, stagger, stumble, waver,


To be indecisive
waver hesitate pause delay oscillate stall vacillate fluctuate haver yo-yo dilly-dally shilly-shally tergiversate think twice tremble tumble balance be indecisive be irresolute be undecided bobble dither get cold feet halt hang back lurch quaver reel roll scruple stagger sway teeter wabble wobble hum and haw pussyfoot around sit on the fence blow hot and cold change one's mind swither shillyshally be uncertain be unsure seesaw procrastinate dawdle temporize hem and haw see-saw hover temporise totter be doubtful rock equivocate dally alternate demur shake linger quiver be ambivalent waste time be in two minds flicker flutter be unable to make up your mind swing hedge whiffle dillydally boggle tarry trifle doubt waffle be hesitant hold back chop and change be unable to decide shy away hold off keep changing your mind drag your heels veer prevaricate teeter-totter faff about dodge become unsteady fence-straddle change straddle go from one extreme to the other hang about hang around mess around change mind keep changing one's mind um and ah run hot and cold wave potter straggle lag weave loiter vibrate trill stay back shrink back drag your feet stay in the background hang fire be reluctant to come forward warble kill time play a waiting game move slowly mark time let the grass grow under one's feet while away time wink twinkle undulate glimmer blink pulsate thrill twitter shudder quake be tentative have doubts ripple be divided harbour reservations about lack conviction harbour suspicions about have hesitations about be sceptical feel uncertain have suspicions about think something unlikely fluctuate on wonder about express suspicions about have doubts about have one's doubts about have reservations about feel uneasy about be dubious express reservations about entertain doubts about flinch shiver tremor note quail wait pussyfoot stumble defer deliberate stop balk flounder ponder hang mammer debate weigh baulk be reluctant be unwilling pull back think about sit on fence flip-flop play for time use delaying tactics be evasive palter put off kick the can down the road put off doing something drag one's feet beat about the bush drag poke stonewall take your time wobble about be on the fence will and will not adjourn retard goldbrick stay postpone action defer action take a raincheck suspend action prolong let slide cool drag one's heels be dilatory postpone protract goof off take one's time horse around amble lallygag stay put potter round potter around creep plod hang on mope lollygag diddle putter filibuster crawl potter about not keep pace be slow lag behind wait around idle fall behind buy time fudge flannel stall for time avoid committing oneself use Fabian tactics gain time avoid making a decision quibble evade sidestep weasel hedge one's bets cop out parry questions be noncommittal duck dodge the issue pass the buck mince one's words cop a plea sidestep the issue be vague avoid be non-committal beat around the bush shuffle around tergiverse fudge the issue evade the issue give the run around shuck duck the question vary trim whiffle waffle


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 waver immobilise immobilize balance dither 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 delay wait rest desist adjourn deliberate shake reflect sideline tarry mark time linger take a breath stop briefly take a break take a breather think twice call time have a breather take five take ten put on hold break it up come to standstill catch one's breath stop what you're doing abandon give up call a halt to refrain from cancel bring to a halt call a halt renounce withdraw forgo abort scrub axe call it quits relinquish abolish ax dispense with scrap revoke abstain from shelve cut forsake surcease eschew bring to a close avoid close out do without inhibit rescind repeal thwart shut down kick forbear prevent call off forbear from intermit swear off kill do away with withhold from preclude disconnect interfere with lay off of reject get off postpone refuse wrap up hinder hold off give something the chop knock something on the head restrain retard stymie restrict call recall hamstring curtail refrain encumber withhold trammel shackle slow derail forestall limit cry off culminate recess intervene keep from skip get rid of shun yield prohibit phase out ban pass up resist forbid slow down restrain from put off exclude disrupt steer clear of stop short stay away from resign eliminate remit stand in the way of shy from rein in stop dead proscribe prorogue waive except debar avert set aside cut it out pull out of get out of sew up skip out on leave out pack it in count out shut out rule out freeze out finish off close off turn back put a stop to something deactivate fail bring to end nullify forego bring forlet pass on back off die down disturb quit cold turkey scratch deny yourself go without abrogate stop trying withcall foil forswear abstain cramp throw in the towel throw in the sponge ditch not touch handicap stop midstream stop oneself from restrain oneself from hold back from cut into say goodbye to break into kick the habit quit cold not continue get on the wagon hang it up take the cure kick over dissolve complete shorten abbreviate clip abridge handcuff keep knock it off take off keep off consummate cap cumber clear cripple scupper resist the temptation to jack something in get in the way of have done with round off round out wind down fetter fold up be put to bed cut loose button up button down discount dismiss discard stop cold break short leave unfinished stop in full flow surrender baulk put a lid on call a stop to not do brake stonewall bridle disjoin dissever separate interpose disunite part cede obviate forfend recant sabotage bork stand fence balk bag it blow off stave off put paid to ward off not consider deter bate close one's doors to forget about abdicate disregard abjure sacrifice put a brake on put aside defer spurn not move stand off peter out shirk neglect disclaim leave disown remove grant table renege reserve hand over allow sign away turn down turn over bypass back off from sidestep break the habit of dodge shrink from check out from kibosh skirt surcease from escape from jack in call it quits on nip something in the bud interdict disallow enjoin outlaw blackball deny estop ostracize override circumvent ostracise shut out of exile


Fail under pressure


To decline or deteriorate, especially gradually
lapse decline deteriorate degenerate worsen regress slip sink slump retrogress slide wane drop fall decay rot fail wither backslide descend weaken wilt drift tumble get worse go downhill fall off hit the skids go to pot go down the toilet go to the dogs fall away ebb retrograde devolve atrophy crumble degrade collapse depreciate disintegrate flag grow worse become worse go down the tubes diminish disimprove languish droop nosedive lower break down go to pieces fade decrease stagnate debilitate corrode impair skid go backwards fall apart go to rack and ruin go bad take a nosedive be in decline dwindle spoil vitiate lessen relapse reduce recede pall waste away go to the pack take a turn for the worse wear away drop off lose quality fall to pieces be the worse for wear go into a tailspin contract move backward slacken damage depress fade away be neglected go from bad to worse make something worse suffer injure adulterate lose it mar break be worse for wear alloy undermine be damaged be handicapped be impaired appear in a poor light be at disadvantage be shown to disadvantage reach a new low fall steeply go to ruin sicken waste debase perish sag lag go putrefy emaciate dilapidate deprave return revert corrupt become debilitated die on vine come apart at seams be on your last legs fall apart at the seams go into decline break up plunge plummet shrink taper crash subside dip abate lose remit devalue totter ease dive relent drag moderate slope crater buckle cheapen trail flop go down let up nose-dive de-escalate grow less taper off drain away bow out die out die away be precipitated go through the floor lose value ratchet down fold up hit the dirt decrease in value cave in become lower tip over take a header phase down die down hit the floor decline in price


To prevent from progress
retard arrest check decelerate delay handicap brake clog detain hinder impede obstruct encumber postpone slow down stall defer hamper curb hamstring hold back hold up inhibit set back slow up interrupt keep back put back restrain restrict slacken slow cumber stay trammel baffle baulk balk bog choke crimp dawdle decrease down fetter flag hesitate interfere with lessen loaf loiter mire poke reduce retardate put a brake on back off bog down choke off close off hang up let up shut down shut off take down bring to screeching halt throw a spanner in the works of throw a monkey wrench in the works of block stop cramp stymie thwart prevent frustrate shackle halt constrain bar limit hobble bridle handcuff foil hog-tie manacle embarrass curtail tie up short-circuit forestall control cripple repress suppress deter bork derail prohibit withhold hold dam stand in the way of get in the way of contain stifle confine moderate regulate disrupt stem stonewall rein in counteract put off oppose keep suspend avert stave off hold in get in the way put an end to hold down catch burden tie interfere smother freeze govern straiten scupper tame debar interdict ward off weigh down shut out cut off nip in the bud keep lid on still pause circumvent counter shelve diminish discontinue stunt intermit staunch muzzle rein constrict disadvantage draw up measure rule reschedule bind forbid pull up fetch up make late avoid keep under control keep in check put on hold lose speed put the brakes on choke back hem in bottle up cork pull in bring to a standstill defend against head off stem the flow of hold off put a stop to sabotage keep waiting embog discourage prorogue crab neutralize occlude muffle defeat bottleneck ruin inconvenience preclude sandbag chain subdue stanch evade congest overload neutralise procrastinate terminate protract faze circumscribe nullify circumnavigate oppress entangle bring up contravene resist cut back jam cut short clot stuff fight back leash gag bit sidestep skirt imprison close stop up hit the brakes ward can steer clear of box in spoil keep a lid on bite back gaol jail rule out hold over keep in cramp one's style be a hindrance to ease up lock up put at a disadvantage saddle with keep within bounds cool off place at a disadvantage clog up plug up bring to an end keep the lid on cool kill gum up bung up end straitjacket sink cause to wait cause to stay remit dissuade from impair prolong debilitate withstand enmesh net ensnare capture dissuade quash snag prevent from making progress incommode barricade block up drag one's feet tie one's hands get bogged down sideline entrap discomfit rattle temper taboo outlaw enjoin charge discommode bother tether hold off on disconcert get out of blockade fix scrub sidetrack drop brace strangle slam on the brakes give disadvantage take out put out of commission put paid to escape bypass beat peg discipline lag abate make difficult set limits on impose limits on entrammel foul up screw up put on brakes put an stop to knock off overturn scotch quiet qualify reef chill obviate intercept forfend keep at bay turn aside stave fend off keep off anticipate give a hard time stand fence deflect put a limit on louse up dampen incarcerate intern harness wreck put the stopper on stump ditch take wind out of upset outwit crash do for juke put the kibosh on unsettle throw a spanner in the works throw a spoke in the wheel of cool down back-water lose steam cut down wind down anchor it hold in check keep a tight rein on keep tight rein on button up squelch swallow keep down box up keep in line tie down impound bring under control have on a tight leash sit on put away pin down pull back rein back guide direct crack down hogtie delimit ban lock in coop up fence in close in immure deny concuss shut in deprive shotgun disallow necessitate let down flaps stand still come to a standstill not move stand off peter out repulse rebuff checkmate wrong adjourn put half nelson on slacken pace treat unfairly do a disservice to give a disadvantage to treat harshly be unfair to put in an unfavourable position treat unfavourably tell against inflict a handicap on cease go slower slack put a spoke in someone's wheel play for time lose pace reduce speed lessen one's speed slam on the anchors slack up slacken off throttle saddle load screen obscure pigeonhole complicate break off table disband dissolve prorogate recess become slower mothball put aside monkey with make slower push back lay on the table put on back burner count out take a rain check on put in abeyance file lay off lay aside break up inactivate put on the back burner hang fire quit pink-slip put in cold storage call a halt to keep in abeyance put on ice waive lay over omit get slower put on the shelf hold in abeyance reduce in speed lumber laden lade overtax weight freight stress strain tax overwhelm overburden plug bung obturate die squeeze dam up gibbet drown fill gunge up wring stopper fill up silt up noose silence cork up calm submerge quell deaden pocket desist cap compose finish mitigate leave off conceal quench break forgo eschew master forbear refuse simmer down tranquilize soothe desist from cancel give up divert pacify overpower modulate tranquillize abstain renounce tone down overcome pack in kick settle proscribe stamp out put a lid on damp abandon mellow collect disturb lull squash hide damp down exclude dodge gulp back soften extinguish quieten shush crack down on allay pick off shun ease abjure clamp down on reject refrain from cut out give over pull the plug on pack up do without soft-pedal keep from abstain from forbear from corner conquer determine mute set affect influence mollify adjust conclude abort duck ostracize bottle cover up shorten abbreviate abridge censor disadvise scare immobilize cut keep secret make illegal immobilise close out belay lullaby refrain quelch suffocate jam up becalm salve embargo hush pass palliate save ostracise get the better of forswear pre-empt help repel turn off shake estop defend talk out of assuage place a limit on throw cold water on placate dispose forsake relax call it quits call a halt put a damper on mark off stop oneself pour cold water on come to a stop leave alone appease comfort balm come to a halt bite one's lip withhold from prevent oneself from swear off restrain oneself from steer clear prevent yourself from not give in to stop oneself from fight off manage tie someone down hang on hold the fort resist attack fight choke something back cushion relieve come down hard on crush hold something in demarcate re-collect act against cross destroy gulp monitor keep control of bound left out keep feeling inside oneself enclose trap bring to naught collar discountenance veto boycott blacklist rally recover inspect disfavour disfavor warn indispose frighten deprecate keep on a string park garrote garrotte gain control over gain mastery over inc retain specify demark prescribe seal caulk elude keep a rein on bring into line disqualify keep from happening define delimitate girdle not allow to go beyond keep within the limits of criminalize set a limit on say goodbye to cut into break into block out close up put the brakes on take out of play snuff bring an end to drag feet hold captive clip someone's wings put out hush up heap shower shroud blackball except eliminate choke up pack put a ceiling on arrive buck lay down the law to someone nix spike put straitjacket on throw monkey wrench in cramp someone's style resolve reconcile solace make up console tune down keep hold of tamper sever keep within limits block off confuse hold the line declare taboo criminalise trouble conflict override exile draw the line on mince check oneself turn down make it impossible for make impossible make it impracticable for give the thumbs down to declare illegal put the chill on give the red light to say no refuse to pay shut out of freeze out temperate tongue-tie ice dispense with make impracticable miss stay away from make up for deny yourself shake off break the habit of skip out on get around shrink from shirk stay away restrain from counterbalance skip shy from negate get there draw to a halt haul up reach a standstill bulwark guard let call off axe erode elide undermine dock truncate syncopate decide 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 pass up not touch have nothing to do with not do take the cure jack in bring to a close bring to a halt parry alleviate dummy up dry up shut up get back at reply beat off defend yourself retaliate put up a fight riposte meet halfway cool out play down rescind scrap call bring repeal revoke recall clip take a breather from put on a back burner sway cover fend enfetter enchain gyve pinion cheat damage weaken compromise condition dictate form shape mould chain up clap secure cuff stop dead break short leave unfinished stop cold stop short stop in full flow internalize stroke reassure fall scratch cry off ax internalise modify touch alter underlie safeguard against secure against protect against shield against seize predispose mold incline work on shepherd directionalize act on rock to sleep take the sting out take it easy chill out settle down quiet down ease off take the edge lay back stand up for guard against skirt round defend oneself against keep at arm's length take impact on exert influence on put in irons clap in irons lick expropriate grab snatch commandeer have an effect on be a factor in act like a wet blanket stop midstream mark down retrench lower economize economise contract slash infringe encroach on tie someone's hands have an impact on attack ambush challenge gentle humble knock it off put in chains cow appropriate interlope confront shortstop accost interpose hijack tackle waylay buttonhole reclaim bust keep under wraps keep inside black out clamp down come down on take severe measures against take stern measures against tighten up on get tough pounce on take on get tough on come down on like a ton of bricks come down heavily on water down get a grip on swoop down on cut in take away forego make off with quit cold cease to indulge in go without lay off of kick the habit kick over head off at pass elapse lapse expire go waver dither stagger vacillate wabble teeter balance wobble scruple limp stumble whiffle wind up dead-end wink out come to an end bring to a stop be over call it a day close down be suspended put a sock in draw to a close be abandoned come to a close blow the whistle on hold at bay put a cork in stem the flow bring to standstill be broken off shilly-shally wiggle-waggle draw to a stand hang back come to rest

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