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teeter Saltos de línea: tee¦ter
Pronunciación: /ˈtiːtə/

Definición de teeter en inglés:

verbo

[no object, usually with adverbial]
1Move or balance unsteadily; sway back and forth: she teetered after him in her high-heeled sandals
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Cows wander the streets, ragged children pester dogs with sticks, tailors teeter past on bicycles balancing bolts of fabric.
  • My legs, which I was already teetering on with dubious balance, seemed to give out and I collapsed, curling into a miserable ball under the glass.
  • I heard heavy footsteps on the porch steps and glanced over as the guy almost fell but grabbed the railing, teetering to the left unsteadily with a quiet laugh.
Sinónimos
totter, walk unsteadily, wobble, toddle;
sway, rock, try to keep one's balance;
Scottish stot
1.1 (often teeter between) Be unable to decide between different courses; waver: she teetered between tears and anger
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • And the market simply teeters back and forth, worrying and then feeling relieved again.
  • Over the past 29 months, the family has teetered back and forth between several of the possibilities, convinced at times of one, then another.
  • At the very least, feminists should be considering these legal alternatives, while the Court teeters in the balance.
Sinónimos
waver, wobble;
North American teeter-totter

Frases

teeter on the brink (or edge)

1
Be very close to a difficult or dangerous situation: the country teetered on the brink of civil war they are teetering on the edge of exhaustion
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Village shops continued to close while others teetered on the brink although community-owned shops, Internet retailing and home delivery schemes were becoming more popular.
  • It's certainly ambitious and unusual, a traditional story told in a bravura, experimental style, which at times is hilarious but at others teeters on the edge of tedium.
  • It teeters on the brink of journalistic disloyalty.

Origen

Mid 19th century: variant of dialect titter, from Old Norse titra 'shake, shiver'.

Palabras que riman con teeter

Akita, Anita, arboreta, beater, beta, Bhagavadgita, cheater, cheetah, Demeter, Dieter, dolce vita, eater, eta, Evita, excreta, fetor, granita, greeter, heater, Juanita, litre (US liter), Lolita, maltreater, margarita, meter, metre, Peta, praetor (US pretor), repeater, Rita, saltpetre (US saltpeter), secretor, Senhorita, señorita, Sita, skeeter, terra incognita, theta, treater, tweeter, ureter, veleta, zeta

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