to move unsteadily.
to ride a seesaw; teetertotter.
to tip (something) up and down; move unsteadily.
a seesaw motion; wobble.
a seesaw; teetertotter.
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How to use teeter in a sentence
The program began to teeter under the weight of its own outsized expectations, questionable staffing decisions, and naivete.
It is a moment in history worth remembering as we once more teeter on a historical precipice.
The economy will teeter, one foot over the cliff, while members of Congress soak up the recess sun or swoosh down the ski slopes.Robert Shrum: Obama Won Election & Will Win Again on Fiscal Cliff | Robert Shrum | December 7, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Unaware of their own strength, they teeter on the edge of the victim abyss.
The one-liners, ungrounded in the best of times, now teeter dangerously close to nastiness.
A broad and massive teeter-board was brought in, and balanced across a support about two feet high.Kings in Exile | Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts
Instantly King descended from his pedestal, ran over to the teeter-board, and mounted it at the centre.Kings in Exile | Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts
And when he stooped over to pick up his child he turned into a sand-snipe, and the baby turned into a little teeter-snipe.Aw-Aw-Tam Indian Nights | J. William Lloyd
A few birds flew up from along the shore, some of them "teeter" snipe that had been feeding.The Boy Scouts' First Camp Fire | Herbert Carter
But betwixt the pair of you you've nigh druv two old women crazy, and set the whole village a-teeter.The Brass Bound Box | Evelyn Raymond
British Dictionary definitions for teeter
to move or cause to move unsteadily; wobble
another word for seesaw
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