to falter; unable to move

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趑趄 趑趄 zi1 ju1
to advance with difficulty; to hesitate to advance

趑趄不前 趑趄不前 zi1 ju1 bu4 qian2
hesitant and not daring to move forward (idiom)

趑趄嗫嚅 趑趄囁嚅 zi1 ju1 nie4 ru2
faltering steps, mumbling speech (idiom); hesitant; cringing; to cower