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- v. (US) To discuss, deliberate, or contemplate rather than taking action or making up one's mind.
- v. To mumble and procrastinate in one's speech, especially with a reply to a hard question or with voicing a decision on a topical matter; to evade a question, giving vague answers; to equivocate.
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- v. utter `hems' and `haws'; indicated hesitation
hem + and + haw (Wiktionary)