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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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Thanking the police, media and members of the public for maintaining publicity in the case, Mr Stammers said: "I just can't put it into words how grateful we are as a family.
Although his stammer sometimes embarrassed him, O'Neil welcomes the fact his team-mates didn't shy away from tackling the subject with typical dressing-room black humour.
Mr Stammers said: 'We put procedures in place to overcome these problems and gaining the certificate proves to their customers that they can deliver the same calibre of products as bigger companies.
Megan Stammers He made his appeal as police said an international letter of request and European Arrest Warrant have been issued in relation to child abduction.
Liam, 20, told the Examiner: "My stammer was so bad I couldn't even do the easiest of things like getting on the bus and asking for my own bus fare.
Every game is away from home in reality this season," said Stammers.