• (RP) IPA: /ˈtiːtə/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈtitəɹ/, [ˈtʰiɾɚ]

teeter (teeters, present participle teetering; 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.
Translations Noun

teeter (plural teeters)

  1. (North America) A teeter-totter or seesaw.

Proper noun
  1. Surname

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