Definition of hesitate:
demur, play for time, flutter, vary, dither, pull back, shift, straddle, shilly-shally, oscillate, flounder, ponder, think twice, shilly-shally, be dubious, veer, leave up in the air, hang in the air, defer, sit on, hold back, not know what to do, shy at, deliberate, weigh and consider, pause, hem and haw, decide, trim, do figure eights, make bones about, dillydally, balance, quaver, break, wobble, stammer, tergiversate, debate, fluctuate, weave, hover, flitter, put off, alternate, think about, quiver, undulate, equivocate, think it over, straddle the fence, blow hot and cold, hold off, stop, wait around, flicker, scruple, stagger, waffle, temporize, be irresolute, saw back and forth, hang off, hang back, be uncertain, waver, stutter, intermit, swerve.
- "Barriers Burned Away", E. P. Roe.
- "The White Shield", Bertram Mitford.
- "Bill the Minder", W. Heath Robinson.