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Adjective
Shaking or swaying as if about to collapse
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“He had acted on the kind of instinct that makes a horse balk at a tottering bridge.”
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Insecure or about to fail
“Such transactions facilitate the continued operation of a tottering business, and they are essential if the business is to have a chance to avoid bankruptcy.”
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Constructed a long time ago
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Weakened or worn out from age or wear
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Having or involving a sensation of spinning around and losing one's balance
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Affected by a disease or illness
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Unstable or shaky
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That falls or fall
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A violent social or political upheaval
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“Eventually, the next bend reveals a stand of huts, tottering on stilts sunk in the muddy wastes of the lapping river.”
Verb
Present participle for to move in a feeble or unsteady way
“I have seen legends totter across stages, forget their lines, prove themselves incapable of holding a tune.”
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Present participle for to move unsteadily to and fro, or from side to side
“It resembled a rectangular crown, a small tottering tower of points and bars rising from the camel's back.”
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Present participle for be insecure or about to fail
“Or, say the liberals, we waste our money on video games and trashy novels while the fine arts totter on the brink of extinction.”
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Present participle for to move clumsily or ploddingly
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Present participle for to fall down, especially after losing one's balance
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Present participle for to change or vary irregularly in number or amount
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Present participle for to decrease in number, amount, intensity, or quality
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(of an object) Present participle for to accidentally slide or move out of position or from someone's grasp
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Present participle for to hang or dangle loosely
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Present participle for to move or act at a slow speed
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