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totterverb [I]

uk   /ˈtɒt.ər/ us   /ˈtɑː.t̬ɚ/
to walk with difficulty in a way that looks as if you are about to fall: She tottered unsteadily down the stairs in her high-heeled shoes.
to shake and move from side to side: Several tall piles of books tottered and fell.
(of a company, government, etc.) to become weaker and less likely to carry on existing: The industry has tottered from crisis to crisis now for two years.
tottering
adjective uk   /ˈtɒt.ər.ɪŋ/ us   /ˈtɑː.t̬ɚ.ɪŋ/
She walked slowly with tottering steps. It was the last decision of a tottering government.
tottery
adjective uk   /ˈtɒt.ər.i/ us   /ˈtɑː.t̬ɚ.i/
a tottery old man
(Definition of totter from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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totterverb [I]

us   /ˈtɑt̬·ər/
to move or walk in a way that looks as if you are about to fall: She tottered down the stairs.
(Definition of totter from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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