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synonyms for teeter

  • dangle
  • falter
  • flutter
  • lurch
  • reel
  • seesaw
  • stagger
  • stumble
  • totter
  • tremble
  • waver
  • balance
  • pivot
  • quiver
  • rock
  • stammer
  • sway
  • teeter-totter
  • topple
  • weave
  • wiggle
  • tremble precariously
See also synonyms for: teetered / teetering
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antonyms for teeter

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  • stabilize
  • steady
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How to use teeter in a sentence

A broad and massive teeter-board was brought in, and balanced across a support about two feet high.
KINGS IN EXILESIR CHARLES GEORGE DOUGLAS ROBERTS
Instantly King descended from his pedestal, ran over to the teeter-board, and mounted it at the centre.
KINGS IN EXILESIR CHARLES GEORGE DOUGLAS ROBERTS
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.
AW-AW-TAM INDIAN NIGHTSJ. WILLIAM LLOYD
A few birds flew up from along the shore, some of them "teeter" snipe that had been feeding.
THE BOY SCOUTS' FIRST CAMP FIREHERBERT CARTER
But betwixt the pair of you you've nigh druv two old women crazy, and set the whole village a-teeter.
THE BRASS BOUND BOXEVELYN RAYMOND
Presently the pole was so far over the edge that it began to teeter, when Pedro called to us to go slowly.
THE TRAIL OF THE BADGERSIDFORD F. HAMP
They teeter around on the stage and sing in the English language, but their clothes are peculiar.
NYE AND RILEY'S WIT AND HUMOR (POEMS AND YARNS)BILL NYE
Another dainty person who haunts these same shallows is the spotted sandpiper, the much loved "teeter-tail."
SIGURD OUR GOLDEN COLLIE AND OTHER COMRADES OF THE ROADKATHARINE LEE BATES
It was, Kirk thought, like standing in a gully, watching a boulder teeter precariously above you.
'MID PLEASURES AND PALACESJAMES MCKIMMEY
And let's see—Peter Piper himself would be coming soon, would he not, to teeter and picnic along some pleasant Brazilian shore?
BIRD STORIESEDITH M. PATCH
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WORDS RELATED TO TEETER

  • quiver
  • shiver
  • shudder
  • stagger
  • sway
  • teeter
  • totter
  • tremble
  • wobble
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