teeter

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teeter (third-person singular simple present teeters, present participle teetering, simple past and past participle teetered)

  1. (intransitive) To tilt back and forth on an edge.
    He teetered on the brink of the precipice.
  2. (figuratively) To be indecisive.
    We teetered on the fence about buying getaway tickets and missed the opportunity.
  3. (figuratively) To be close to becoming a typically negative situation.
    Despite appearances, the firm was teetering on the edge of bankruptcy.

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teeter (plural teeters)

  1. (Canada, US) A teeter-totter or seesaw.

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