- (person/object/government)the old man tottered over to us
tambalearseel viejo se nos acercó tambaleándosethe regime is tottering on the brink of collapseel régimen está a punto de caerExample 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- (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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