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- Rhymes: -iːtə(ɹ)
- To tilt back and forth on an edge.
- Adjust the feet if you can teeter the washing machine.
- (figuratively) To be indecisive.
- We teetered on the fence about buying getaway tickets and missed the opportunity.
- (figuratively) To be close to becoming a typically negative situation.
- Despite appearances, the firm was teetering on the edge of bankruptcy.
tilt back and forth on an edge