intransitive verb
1) (begin to give way) wanken

start or begin to waver — ins Wanken geraten

2) (be irresolute) schwanken (between zwischen + Dat.)
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(to be unsteady or uncertain: He wavered between accepting and refusing.) wanken
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[ˈweɪvəʳ, AM -ɚ]
1. (lose determination) ins Wanken geraten, wanken; concentration, support nachlassen
2. (become unsteady) eyes flackern; voice beben, zittern
3. (be indecisive) schwanken, unschlüssig sein
to \waver over sth sich dat etw hin- und herüberlegen, sich dat über etw den Kopf zerbrechen
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1) (= quiver) (light, flame, eyes) flackern; (voice) zittern
2) (= weaken) (courage, self-assurance) wanken, ins Wanken geraten; (support) nachlassen
3) (= hesitate) schwanken (between zwischen +dat)

if he begins to waver — wenn er ins Schwanken or Wanken gerät

he's wavering between accepting and ... — er ist sich (dat) darüber unschlüssig, ob er annehmen soll oder ...

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waver [ˈweıvə(r)] v/i
1. wanken, schwanken, taumeln
2. flackern (Licht)
3. beben, zittern (Hände, Stimme etc)
4. fig wanken:
a) schwanken (between zwischen dat), unschlüssig sein:
not waver sich nicht beirren lassen,
b) ins Wanken geraten (Mut etc);
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intransitive verb
1) (begin to give way) wanken

start or begin to waver — ins Wanken geraten

2) (be irresolute) schwanken (between zwischen + Dat.)
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flattern v.
schwanken v.
schweben v.
wanken v.

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