verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of teeter
Examples from the Web for teetered
In the month since elections produced not one but two presidents, the country has teetered on the abyss of violence.
Aggie teetered joyously, the while she inhaled a shockingly large mouthful of smoke.Within the Law|Marvin Dana
He laid the spoon on the rim of the cup again and teetered it.The Pagan Madonna|Harold MacGrath
As she teetered out, it was plain that she was all but in a panic to get away.The Rich Little Poor Boy|Eleanor Gates
The room swam and then teetered up and down, and everything seemed touched with a strange, wondrous light.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13|Elbert Hubbard
He teetered and the tangle stuff coiled fractionally tighter.Tangle Hold|F. L. Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for teetered
Word Origin for teeter
Word Origin and History for teetered
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.