teeter

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

  1. To tilt back and forth on an edge.
    Adjust the feet if you can teeter the washing machine.
  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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