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teeter

verb [I always + adv/prep]  /ˈti·t̬ər/ us  
to appear to be about to fall while moving or standing: They teetered around the room like two toddlers, helpless with laughter. fig. The city is teetering on the brink/edge of (= dangerously close to) a financial calamity.
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