Ter"gi*ver*sate (?), v. i. [L. tergiversatus, p.p. of tergiversari to turn one's back, to shift; tergum back + versare, freq. of vertere to turn. See Verse.]

To shift; to practice evasion; to use subterfuges; to shuffle.

[R.]

Bailey.

 

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