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waver

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It is a good thing that life is not as serious as it seems to a waiter.
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Particularly: “probably split up”

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to waver

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to waver (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To sway back and forth; to totter or reel.
    Flowers wavered in the breeze.
  2. (intransitive) To flicker, glimmer, quiver, as a weak light.
  3. (intransitive) To fluctuate or vary, as commodity prices or a poorly sustained musical pitch.
  4. (intransitive) To shake or tremble, as the hands or voice.
    His voice wavered when the reporter brought up the controversial topic.
  5. (intransitive) To falter; become unsteady; begin to fail or give way.
    His courage wavered at the sight of the approaching enemy.
    • 2008, Randall Munroe, “Tones” in xkcd.com
      But there’s one thing of which I’m proud. One stand on which I’ve never wavered. When someone calls my phone, it makes a goddamn ringing sound.
  6. (intransitive) To be indecisive between choices; to feel or show doubt or indecision; to vacillate.

Translations

Noun

Singular
waver

Plural
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  1. An act of wavering, vacillating, etc.
  2. Someone who waves, enjoys waving, etc.
    I felt encouraged by all the enthusiastic wavers in the crowd.
    The Fourth of July brings out all the flag wavers.
    Johnny is such a little waver; everyone who passes by receives his preferred greeting.
  3. Someone who specializes in waving (hair treatment).
  4. A tool that accomplishes hair waving.

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