Teeter Definition

tētər
teetered, teetering, teeters
verb
teetered, teetering, teeters
To totter, wobble, waver, etc.
Webster's New World
To alternate, as between opposing attitudes or positions; vacillate.
American Heritage
To be close to or in danger of failure or ruin.
The housing market teetered on the edge of collapse.
American Heritage
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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noun
teeters
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
dandle boardtilting boardteeterboardteetertotterteeter-totterseesaw
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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

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