Definition of 'falter'
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That appetite might well grow if the world economy falters again and capitalism gets the blame. Times, Sunday Times (2017)For the most part, they have adapted well, but their discomfort was growing and confidence faltering. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His job and career prospects rarely falter. Behind Closed Doors - advice for families with violence in the home (1988)It said it is becoming expensive and previous high growth is faltering. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But studies show workers are shortening fake illnesses to just one day as the economy falters. The Sun (2012)The blast made our engines falter. FIGHTER BOYS: Saving Britain 1940 (2003)My voice faltered to a stop. Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook (1995)His career faltered as he aged. The Sun (2014)The faltering economy is one reason. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This will probably now change quickly as growth falters and these understandable anxieties fade along with many of the persistent price pressures. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It has had its moments of faltering, goodness knows. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The engine faltered on the very first incline, just outside the town. 1066: and the Hidden History of the Bayeux Tapestry (2004)That is what triggers the crisis: confidence falters. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But the moment it falters, they could be in trouble. The Sun (2012)With voice is faltering after a gruelling campaign, he called on an old rival for help. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Maybe he's merely playing for time as his confidence falters. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If growth falters and the economy risks another downturn, then policy could be eased. Times, Sunday Times (2011)If the economy did falter because of a premature tightening, then policy could be eased again. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Experts expect a wave of retail failures this month as the weak pound and faltering consumer confidence push ailing stores over the edge. Times, Sunday Times (2009)That sounds like small beer, but at a time of faltering growth it is a real loss. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You might imagine her voice to be faltering or infirm, as is sometimes the case with stroke victims. Times, Sunday Times (2007)His place was already under the microscope following a faltering Test career that has brought three centuries but five ducks. The Sun (2012)His wife had left him, his comedy career was faltering and he struggled with the simple business of being sociable. Times, Sunday Times (2015)China is the engine of the world economy, and problems there should worry us as much as the faltering progress of the eurozone. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He faltered for a moment but quickly came up with,'You are all right because you have all of us! Times, Sunday Times (2012)For a moment, Rivers faltered. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'falter'
British English: falter VERB
If something falters, it loses power or strength in an uneven way, or no longer makes much progress.
Normal life is at a standstill, and the economy is faltering.
Definition of falter from the Collins English Dictionary
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