stammer out

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stammer out

To utter something in a hesitant, halting, or stuttering manner. A noun or pronoun can be used between "stammer" and "out." The assistant stammered out an answer to the boss's question. The poor child has a very severe speech impediment. He can barely stammer his own name out.
See also: out

stammer something out

to manage to say something, but only haltingly. Fred stammered the words out haltingly. He stammered out the name of the winner.
See also: out