verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- teeth grinding,
Origin of teeter
Examples from the Web for teeter
The program began to teeter under the weight of its own outsized expectations, questionable staffing decisions, and naivete.
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|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.
“Guess you had all your trouble for nothing, Teeter,” remarked Tom.
“Aliqui—aliquare—aliqua,” recited Teeter in a sing-song declension voice.
Gee, you took long enough to open the door,” complained Teeter, “especially considering what we have with us.
So Peaches, Teeter and George were called from the bench again, and they played desperately.
I did go to teeter the baby on the bed as the mamma did say for me to do.The Story of Opal|Opal Whiteley
Word Origin for teeter
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.