Synonyms for hem-and-haw

1. hem and haw (v.)

utter `hems' and `haws'; indicated hesitation

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2. haw-haw (n.)

a ditch with one side being a retaining wall; used to divide lands without defacing the landscape

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3. haw-haw (n.)

a loud laugh that sounds like a horse neighing

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4. hem (n.)

the edge of a piece of cloth; especially the finished edge that has been doubled under and stitched down

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5. haw (v.)

utter `haw'

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6. hem (v.)

utter `hem' or `ahem'

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7. hem (n.)

the utterance of a sound similar to clearing the throat; intended to get attention, express hesitancy, fill a pause, hide embarrassment, warn a friend, etc.

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8. hem (v.)

fold over and sew together to provide with a hem

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10. haw (n.)

the nictitating membrane of a horse

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