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
Stacks of bankers boxes stuffed with documents teetered in one corner.Bill de Blasio Mayoral Win Signals Working Families Party Ascendancy | David Freedlander | November 5, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The girls teetered in their too-high heels and tittered with excitement, while the boys feigned a cool nonchalance.
You two seemed to have really magnetic chemistry in the first season, but it's really teetered off since.
Gibbs' banter with the press usually teetered somewhere between antagonistic and playful—when not managing to be both at once.Robert Gibbs Leaving White House: Watch Video of His Best Moments | Shannon Donnelly | January 5, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the month since elections produced not one but two presidents, the country has teetered on the abyss of violence.
He got up, planted both feet on it and teetered back and forth, chuckling up at Bud with his eyes squinted.Cabin Fever | B. M. Bower
For a moment the machine teetered, its wheels spinning wildly.The Status Civilization | Robert Sheckley
"Well—" He teetered a little on his feet and stroked his mustache.Hidden Gold | Wilder Anthony
He saw Darl strike its edge, bit his lip as his friend teetered on the rim and swayed slowly outward.The Great Dome on Mercury | Arthur Leo Zagat
Aggie teetered joyously, the while she inhaled a shockingly large mouthful of smoke.Within the Law | Marvin Dana
British Dictionary definitions for teeter
to move or cause to move unsteadily; wobble
another word for seesaw
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