Teeter meaning

tētər
Teeter is defined as to wobble in a shaky way, or to change back and forth between two sides of an opinion.

An example of teeter is a person stumbling down the street almost running into people.

An example of teeter is to change your decision on how you are going to vote several times before you cast your ballet.

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To move or sway unsteadily or unsurely; totter.
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To alternate, as between opposing attitudes or positions; vacillate.
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To be close to or in danger of failure or ruin.

The housing market teetered on the edge of collapse.

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To totter, wobble, waver, etc.
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To tilt back and forth on an edge.
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Origin of teeter

  • Middle English titeren probably from Old Norse titra to shake

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition