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English definition of “teeter”

teeter

verb
 
 
/ˈtiːtər/
be teetering on the brink/edge of sth to be in a situation where something bad might happen very soon: The economy is teetering on the brink of collapse.Unsafe and insecureAbout to happenCloseness in distance and time
teeter about/across/around, etc to look as if you are going to fall: She teetered around the room in six-inch heels.Shaking, swinging and vibratingMoving unsteadily or with difficulty
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