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teeter

1 verb move unsteadily INTRANSITIVEshe was teetering on the edge of the couch bhí sí ina suí go guagach ar chorr an toilghe was teetering about in high heels bhí sé ag dul thart go corrach i sála ardawe didn't sink into the mud, we teetered on ní dheachamar in abar sa láib, bhrúmar ar aghaidh go míshocairthey teetered to a halt a yard from the cliff edge mhoilligh siad go guagach gur stop siad slat ó cholbha na haille 2 verb vacillate INTRANSITIVEthe police were teetering uncertainly between impartiality and partisanship bhí na péas ag braiteoireacht go héiginnte idir neamhchlaontacht agus claonpháirteachasthe mood seemed to be teetering between sorrow and relief shílfeá go raibh an t-atmaisféar anonn is anall idir brón agus faoiseamh

teetering

adjectivear forbhásthey photographed teetering pallets stacked up on the lorry ghlac siad grianghraf de phailléid a bhí curtha i gceann a chéile go míshocair ar an leoraí, ghlac siad grianghraf de phailléid a bhí ar forbhás ar an leoraí
phrases

to teeter on the brink of sth

(also

to teeter on the verge of sth

, to teeter on the edge of sth

) they were teetering on the brink of starvation bhí siad i mbéal an bháis leis an ocras, bhí siad ar tí bás a fháil leis an ocrasthe country is teetering on the brink of ruin ní fada go dtitfidh an tóin as an tír