hesitate verb

ADV. briefly, a little, (for) a minute/moment/second, momentarily Alison hesitated a moment, as if she were waiting for him.

VERB + HESITATE appear to, seem to | make sb Something about his smile made her hesitate.

PREP. about I didn't hesitate about working with Craig. | between He was hesitating between a glass of wine and an orange juice. | over He stood hesitating over whether to join the fight.