Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Teeter"

The meaning of "Teeter" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does teeter mean?
A: Teeter means to tilt between two points. There is a traditional playground item is the teeter totter, or more commonly called seesaw. It's called the teeter totter because it "teeters", as the name suggests. If you are still having trouble look up "seesaw" or "teeter totter" on youtube
Q: What does teeter mean?
A: it means to sway or wobble
move or balance unsteadily; sway back and forth.
e. g.
she teetered after him in her high-heeled sandals.
it also means to be unable to decide between different courses; waver.
e. g.
she teetered between tears and anger.

Q: What does teeter on the edge of oblivion mean?
A: Here it means standing unsteadily at the very edge of a very high drop, at risk of falling over the edge.

For example, standing at the very edge of the roof of a 50-story building.

Example sentences using "Teeter"

Q: Please show me example sentences with teeter.
A: Teeter = To be unsteady or to wobble (sway back and forth)

1) The toddler stood up and began to teeter on his unsteady feet.
2) I put my coffee cup on the edge of the table and watched it teeter for a moment before it crashed to the floor.
3)The pile of books teetered and fell to the floor.

Teeter = Be unable to decide between different courses; waver.
1) I teetered between tears and anger

Synonyms of "Teeter" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between teeter totter and seesaw ?
A: They are the same. I think that seesaw is more common because teeter totter is only used in American English and not British English.

Other questions about "Teeter"

Q: Would you use "to teeter" and "to swin" interchangeably? If not, what would be the main difference and the most common situations for each phrase? I'd really appreciate if you could show me some example so I can better "picture" them.
A: to teeter = to move unsteadily as one tries to keep one's balance, like someone walking on a tight rope or in very high heels
to swing = to be suspended beneath something and move back and forth, like a circus performer on a trapeze or the pendulum of a clock

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