pussyfoot - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] informal 

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/ˈpʊsiˌfʊt/
present tense
I/you/we/theypussyfoot
he/she/itpussyfoots
present participlepussyfooting
past tensepussyfooted
past participlepussyfooted
  1. to avoid saying or doing anything definite because you are nervous and do not know what to do