In the month since elections produced not one but two presidents, the country has teetered on the abyss of violence.
First, of course, he teetered back and forth on his chair three times.
As she teetered out, it was plain that she was all but in a panic to get away.
One gun wrenched loose, teetered to the roll, and pitched into the seething deep.
He laid the spoon on the rim of the cup again and teetered it.
The young men sprang back into the water to be on the reception committee, and Mary teetered on the far end of the plank.
"Well—" He teetered a little on his feet and stroked his mustache.
Mrs. Atkinson teetered on the edge of her chair, as though she might at any moment go flying across the room in a crazy gyration.
He teetered, almost lost his balance and fell back against the wall.
There it teetered while the spectators as one, held their breath.
1843, "to seesaw," alteration of Middle English titter "move unsteadily," probably from Old Norse titra "to shake, shiver, totter," related to German zittern "to tremble." Noun teeter-totter "see-saw" is attested from 1905.