- (person/object/government)the old man tottered over to usthe regime is tottering on the brink of collapseel viejo se nos acercó tambaleándoseel 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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A portero is a superintendent in an apartment building who looks after it, keeps it clean, delivers mail, and keeps an eye on comings and goings. Porteros often have an apartment in the building as part of their pay. The portero, and particularly the female portera, are part of popular culture. They have a reputation for being inquisitive and fond of gossip.