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Synonyms and Antonyms of teeter

  1. 1 to swing unsteadily back and forth or from side to side <he drunkenly teetered at the edge of the pool> Synonyms falter, rock, totter, waver, wobble (also wabble) Related Words flounder, lurch, stumble, toddle; quake, quaver, quiver, shake, shudder, tremble, vibrate; careen, reel, stagger, weave

  2. 2 to move forward while swaying from side to side <the toddler teetered down the stairs on her mother's high heels> Synonyms careen, dodder, lurch, reel, stagger, totter, waddleRelated Words rock, roll, seesaw, swag, sway, waver, weave, wobble (also wabble); barge, blunder, clomp, clump, flounder, galumph, lumber, lump, pound, scuff, scuffle, shamble, shuffle, stamp, stomp, stumble, tramp, tromp

  3. 3 to show uncertainty about the right course of action <was teetering on the brink of making a decision about college> Synonyms balance, dither, falter, halt, hang back, scruple, shilly-shally, stagger, hesitate, vacillate, waver, wobble (also wabble)Related Words haw, hem; dally, dawdle, delay, linger, pause, procrastinate, wait; back down, chicken (out); consider, debate, deliberate, ponder, weigh; oscillate, sway; equivocate, hedge, pussyfoot, waffleNear Antonyms decide; budge, stir; advance, continueAntonyms dive (in), plunge (in)

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to permeate or influence as if by dyeing

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