hesitate

英 ['hezɪteɪt] 美 ['hɛzɪtet]
  • vi. 踌躇,犹豫;不愿
  • vt. 踌躇,犹豫;有疑虑,不愿意
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hesitate 犹豫,踌躇,迟疑不决

来自拉丁语haerere,粘着,粘附,来自PIE*ghais,粘结,词源同adhere,inherent,adhesive.

hesitate
hesitate: [17] Etymologically, to hesitate is to become ‘stuck’. The word comes from Latin haesitāre, a derivative of haerēre ‘hold fast, stick’ (which gave English adhere). The underlying idea is of being ‘held back’, or in speech of ‘stammering’, and hence of being unable to act or speak promptly or decisively.
=> adhere
hesitate (v.)
1620s, from Latin haesitatum, past participle of haesitare (see hesitation). Related: Hesitated; hesitating.
1. Today I might hesitate to turn in a burglar.
现在让我把入室窃贼送交警方,我可能会有所顾虑。

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2. Do not hesitate to laugh at anything you find amusing.
只要觉得好笑就尽管笑。

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3. This could make your superiors hesitate to trust you with major responsibilities.
这样会使上级不敢对你委以重任。

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4. She didn't hesitate to tell intrusive photographers to "naff off".
她毫不客气地叫那些烦人的摄影者“滚开”。

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5. They don't hesitate to open fire when confronted by police.
他们遭遇警察时毫不犹豫地开火。

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