Translation of dither in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈdɪðər; ˈdɪðə(r)/

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 (become agitated) (American English/inglés norteamericano) ponerse* muy nervioso 1.2 (be indecisive) titubear, vacilar I was dithering over whether to go or not no sabía si ir o no ir
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    • While other sporting associations and organisations vacillated and dithered and dallied, the GAA got on with it.
    • It's a very small-scale event, so please don't dither, dally or delay.
    • Because hanging around while someone dithers over their order was getting between him and his carefully crafted lifestyle.


  • [colloquial/familiar] (no plural/sin plural) he's in a real dither about the concert está (lo que se dice) neura con lo del concierto [colloquial/familiar] their unexpected arrival threw her into a dither llegaron sin avisar y se puso muy nerviosa

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