Traduction: de l'espagnol

to hesitate to do sth

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  • hesitate — hes|i|tate [ˈhezıteıt] v [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of haesitare to stick firmly, hesitate , from haerere to stick ] 1.) to pause before saying or doing something because you are nervous or not sure ▪ Kay hesitated for a …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hesitate — verb 1 (I) to pause before saying or doing something because you are not sure or nervous: Harriet hesitated a moment before replying. 2 hesitate to do sth to be unwilling to do something because you are not sure that it is right: Don t hesitate… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hesitate*/ — [ˈhezɪˌteɪt] verb to pause before doing something because you are nervous or not certain about it He hesitated a moment, and then knocked on the door.[/ex] • don t hesitate to do sth spoken used for encouraging someone to do something[/ex] [i]Don …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • make no bones about (doing) something — make no bones about (doing) sth idiom to be honest and open about sth; to not hesitate to do sth • She made no bones about telling him exactly what she thought of him. Main entry: ↑boneidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • give (somebody) pause — give (sb) ˈpause idiom (BrE also give (sb) pause for ˈthought) (formal) to make sb think seriously about sth or hesitate before doing sth • Popular resistance to the measures should give the government pause …   Useful english dictionary

  • give (somebody) pause for thought — give (sb) ˈpause idiom (BrE also give (sb) pause for ˈthought) (formal) to make sb think seriously about sth or hesitate before doing sth • Popular resistance to the measures should give the government pause …   Useful english dictionary

  • point — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 thing said as part of a discussion ADJECTIVE ▪ excellent, good, interesting, valid ▪ important ▪ minor ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • hold back — verb 1. hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of (Freq. 4) Arrest the downward trend Check the growth of communism in South East Asia Contain the rebel movement Turn back the tide of communism • Syn: ↑check, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • try — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 attempt ADJECTIVE ▪ good, nice ▪ Never mind it was a good try. Better luck next time. ▪ another ▪ first, second …   Collocations dictionary

  • lose — W1S1 [lu:z] v past tense and past participle lost [lɔst US lo:st] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(stop having attitude/quality etc)¦ 2¦(not win)¦ 3¦(cannot find something)¦ 4¦(stop having something)¦ 5¦(death)¦ 6¦(money)¦ 7 have nothing to lose 8¦(time)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mention — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ brief, passing ▪ special ▪ earliest, first ▪ The earliest mention of the town is in a 16th century manuscript …   Collocations dictionary


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