Share this entry
British English: /ˈtɒtə/
American English: /ˈtɑdər/

Translation of totter in German:

intransitive verb

  • 1 (move unsteadily)
    (esp. owing to drunkenness) torkeln
    the child went tottering across the room
    das Kind ging mit tapsenden Schritten durch das Zimmer [informal]
    the blind man went tottering across the room
    der Blinde ging mit tastenden Schritten durch das Zimmer
  • 2 (be on point of falling)
    wanken [formal]
    make something totter
    etwas ins Schwanken bringen
    totter on the brink of collapse/chaos/bankruptcy/ruin [figurative]
    am Rande des Zusammenbruchs/Chaos/Bankrotts/Ruins stehen
Definition of totter in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.