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totter 1

American English: /ˈtɑdər/
British English: /ˈtɒtə/

intransitive verb

  • (person/object/government)
    the old man tottered over to us
    el viejo se nos acercó tambaleándose
    the regime is tottering on the brink of collapse
    el régimen está a punto de caer
    Example sentences
    • With enough blood collected a young warrior caked the wound with fresh dung and the animal was released to totter away on unsteady legs but otherwise unharmed.
    • Behind them another three girls, only slightly older, are tottering unsteadily to and from the bar in high-heels, serving beers to the largely local clientele.
    • After a while the passenger door opened, and an elderly lady tottered out.
    Example sentences
    • The building was tottering on the brink of falling in on itself.
    • Spectators trained digital cameras and cellphone cameras on the structure and waited as huge cracks appeared and the building tottered.
    • It resembled a rectangular crown, a small tottering tower of points and bars rising from the camel's back.
    Example sentences
    • The fragile banking industry is tottering, and the enormous level of foreign investment China has enjoyed over the past decade is under threat.
    • These books examine notions of government and justice in post-colonial times and throw some light on why some Pacific nations seemingly totter from one crisis to another.
    • ‘The pressing concern of the moment is how to prevent Lebanon from tottering over the brink of the abyss,’ said the English-language Daily Star.
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  • (British English)
    ropavejero, (-ra) (masculine, feminine)
    trapero, (-ra) (masculine, feminine)
    botellero, (-ra) (masculine, feminine) (Southern Cone)
    Example sentences
    • 25 years ago Coney Street in York was a totter's paradise on Tuesday morning, refuse collection day.
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