English version

teeter

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishteetertee‧ter /ˈtiːtə $ -ər/ verb [intransitive] 🔊 🔊 1 BALANCEto stand or walk moving from side to side, as if you are going to fall 🔊 She teetered along in her high-heeled shoes.2 be teetering on the brink/edge of something→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
teeterInvariably our toes are unnaturally cramped into odd-shaped shoes and the feet raised because we choose to teeter around in high heels!Gilling's ability to teeter between fantasy and plausibility recalls Dickens.What he imagines is equal to anything Prospero might have conjured.The kegs shifted, teetered, fell!If it were as bad as its critics contend, our society would be teetering on the edge of extinction.Wednesday morning, during an hourlong session with reporters, Forbes appeared to be teetering on the edge of folding his campaign.As the piece opens, he is in an internment camp, and she is teetering on the edge of madness.And rather than treading the boards ... they were teetering two feet above them.
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Verb table
teeter
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyteeter
he, she, itteeters
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyteetered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave teetered
he, she, ithas teetered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad teetered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill teeter
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have teetered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam teetering
he, she, itis teetering
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you, we, theyare teetering
Past
I, he, she, itwas teetering
you, we, theywere teetering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been teetering
he, she, ithas been teetering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been teetering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be teetering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been teetering
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