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verb as in wobble back and forth

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Stacks of bankers boxes stuffed with documents teetered in one corner.

The girls teetered in their too-high heels and tittered with excitement, while the boys feigned a cool nonchalance.

You two seemed to have really magnetic chemistry in the first season, but it's really teetered off since.

Gibbs' banter with the press usually teetered somewhere between antagonistic and playful—when not managing to be both at once.

In the month since elections produced not one but two presidents, the country has teetered on the abyss of violence.

He got up, planted both feet on it and teetered back and forth, chuckling up at Bud with his eyes squinted.

For a moment the machine teetered, its wheels spinning wildly.

"Well—" He teetered a little on his feet and stroked his mustache.

He saw Darl strike its edge, bit his lip as his friend teetered on the rim and swayed slowly outward.

Aggie teetered joyously, the while she inhaled a shockingly large mouthful of smoke.


On this page you'll find 24 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to teetered, such as: totter, tremble, dangle, stagger, lurch, and seesaw.

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