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stam·mer

(stam'ĕr),
1. To hesitate in speech, halt, repeat, and mispronounce, by reason of embarrassment, agitation, unfamiliarity with the topic, or as yet unidentified physiologic causes. Compare: stutter.
2. To mispronounce or transpose certain consonants in speech.
[A.S. stamur]

stammer

(stăm′ər)
v. stam·mered, stam·mering, stam·mers
v.intr.
To speak with involuntary pauses or repetitions.
v.tr.
To utter with involuntary pauses or repetitions.
n.
A way of speaking characterized by involuntary pauses or repetitions.

stam′mer·er n.
stam′mer·ing·ly adv.

stam·mer

(stam'ĕr)
To hesitate in speech, halt, repeat, and mispronounce, by reason of embarrassment, agitation, unfamiliarity with the topic, or as yet unidentified physiologic causes.
[A.S. stamur]
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It was these kind of experiences that encouraged David, of Wallsend, to take part in the McGuire Programme, that helps people who stammer overcome their affliction, which is exactly what David has done.
Mr Phillips said Stammers had also undertaken two cars in the middle lane of the motorway before leaving the motorway at junction five and being stopped by the police.
Rodney's stammer had a very negative influence on his education.
But Miss Stammers felt, with some justification, that she would have claimed the crown soon, had it not been for the break caused by the World War ll.
He recalls: 'I was arrogant towards my stammer because I didn't think it was doing meany harm.
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Mushy says that his ongoing struggles to overcome a lifelong stammer, which saw him get help from his teacher Matthew Burton, off.
Stepfather Martin Stammers told reporters at a press conference: "We just can't wait to be reunited with her.
Mr Stammers said he was "thrilled to bits, just over the moon" at news of his stepdaughter's return.
Chris Chapman, producer-director of My Life: Stammer School, was invited to film at the internationally renowned centre because he has overcome his own speech impediment.
But now she has her voice and her life back after working for 18 months to conquer a crippling stammer.