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1teeter

intransitive verb tee·ter \ˈtē-tər\

: to move in an unsteady way back and forth or from side to side

Full Definition of TEETER

1
a :  to move unsteadily :  wobble
b :  waver, vacillate <teetered on the brink of bankruptcy>
2
:  seesaw
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Examples of TEETER

  1. The pile of books teetered and fell to the floor.
  2. She teetered down the street in her high heels.

Origin of TEETER

Middle English titeren to totter, reel; akin to Old High German zittarōn to shiver
First Known Use: 1844

2teeter

noun

Definition of TEETER

:  seesaw 2b

First Known Use of TEETER

1860
TEETER Defined for Kids

teeter

verb tee·ter \ˈtē-tər\
tee·teredtee·ter·ing

Definition of TEETER for Kids

:  to move unsteadily back and forth or from side to side <Ramona mounted the bicycle and … teetered and wobbled to the corner without falling off. — Beverly Cleary, Ramona Quimby>

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