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
Bigger than ever, the sport is at a crossroads, teetering between reverence for its healing past and fear of a pain-filled future.A Millennium After Inventing the Game, the Iroquois Are Lacrosse’s New Superpower | Evin Demirel | July 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Ousted Ukraine President Yanukovych was teetering on the brink of joining EU.
According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the animal is “teetering on the brink of extinction.”Borana Joins the Fight to Save Kenya’s Rhinos…and Wants You to Help Too | Joanna Eede | February 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Peter Quinn (Rupert Friend) is still teetering on the edge of Carrie's personal life; perhaps he'll be her new paramour.
“The car was teetering back and forth,” later said FDNY Capt. James Ellson of Rescue 3.Amazing Grace in the Bronx: Inside the Metro-North Train-Wreck Rescue | Michael Daly | December 2, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Only his mind was under attack, only his mind was afraid, teetering on the edge of control.The Dark Door | Alan Edward Nourse
With a malevolent expression on his face, his beady eyes gleaming with cruel intelligence, he began teetering.Before Adam | Jack London
It was a town with a small stone church, from whose teetering cross one arm had been shot away.The Code of the Mountains | Charles Neville Buck
The song stopped and Judge Priest stood in the opening, teetering a little on his heels.The Escape of Mr. Trimm | Irvin S. Cobb
Peggy hung over them breathlessly, and saw in fancy eighteen balls of yellow down, teetering on toothpick legs.Peggy Raymond's Vacation | Harriet L. (Harriet Lummis) Smith
British Dictionary definitions for teeter
to move or cause to move unsteadily; wobble
another word for seesaw
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