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totter

tot·ter

totter

 
 
pronunciation:
ta tr
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, noun
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: tottered, tottering, totters
definition 1: to sway or falter as if about to fall or collapse.
Grandpa tottered down the stairs.
synonyms:
dodder, shamble
similar words:
falter, lurch, shake, stagger, stumble, sway, teeter, topple, wobble
definition 2: to be unsteady or unstable.
The company is tottering on the brink of bankruptcy.
synonyms:
hover, teeter
similar words:
hang, limp, topple, waver
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part of speech: noun
definition: an unsteady movement or manner.
similar words:
lurch, stagger, stumble, teeter, toddle, waver, wobble