1 disabled in the feet or legs; "a crippled soldier"; "a game leg" [syn: crippled, halt, lame, game]
2 fragmentary or halting from emotional strain; "uttered a few broken words of sorrow"
- prone to pauses or breaks; hesitant; broken
- his halting speech
- her halting steps
- his halting speech
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