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teeter

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intransitive verb tee·ter \ˈtē-tər\

Simple Definition of teeter

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of teeter

  1. 1a :  to move unsteadily :  wobbleb :  waver, vacillate <teetered on the brink of bankruptcy>

  2. 2 :  seesaw

Examples of teeter in a sentence

  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


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teeter

noun tee·ter

Definition of teeter

  1. :  seesaw 2b



1860

First Known Use of teeter

1860



TEETER Defined for Kids

teeter

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verb tee·ter \ˈtē-tər\

Definition of teeter for Students

teeteredteetering

  1. :  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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