hesitate over

hesitate over (something)

To delay or stop taking action regarding a particular thing (named after "over"). Sir, we can't hesitate over this issue—the board needs a decision right away!
See also: hesitate, over

hesitate over something

to pause before acting on something; to suspend action about someone or something. We are hesitating over the final decision because we have some doubts about the competitors. Do not hesitate too long over this matter.
See also: hesitate, over
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In the early modern works figures who hesitate over fallen opponents resist martial heroism in ways that allow greater individual variety in their psychological development.