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verb as in wobble back and forth

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The program began to teeter under the weight of its own outsized expectations, questionable staffing decisions, and naivete.

It is a moment in history worth remembering as we once more teeter on a historical precipice.

The economy will teeter, one foot over the cliff, while members of Congress soak up the recess sun or swoosh down the ski slopes.

Unaware of their own strength, they teeter on the edge of the victim abyss.

The one-liners, ungrounded in the best of times, now teeter dangerously close to nastiness.

A broad and massive teeter-board was brought in, and balanced across a support about two feet high.

Instantly King descended from his pedestal, ran over to the teeter-board, and mounted it at the centre.

And when he stooped over to pick up his child he turned into a sand-snipe, and the baby turned into a little teeter-snipe.

A few birds flew up from along the shore, some of them "teeter" snipe that had been feeding.

But betwixt the pair of you you've nigh druv two old women crazy, and set the whole village a-teeter.


On this page you'll find 51 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to teeter, such as: dangle, falter, flutter, lurch, reel, and seesaw.

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