titubate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin titubatus, past participle of titubare to stagger, totter.

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titubate (third-person singular simple present titubates, present participle titubating, simple past and past participle titubated)

  1. (obsolete) To stagger
  2. (obsolete) To rock or roll, like a curved body on a plane.
  3. To stutter, stammer
    • 1993: They must let us alone here, we govern ourselves, we are by way of being totally autonomous. (The plethora of t’s there made his tongue titubate, but it was a brave show.) — Anthony Burgess, A Dead Man in Deptford

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

titubate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of titubare
  2. second-person plural imperative of titubare
  3. feminine plural of titubato

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

titubāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of titubō