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Definition of totter verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    totter

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈtɑt̮ər//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they totter
     
    he / she / it totters
     
    past simple tottered
     
    -ing form tottering
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] (+ adv./prep.) to walk or move with weak, unsteady steps, especially because you are drunk or sick synonym stagger She managed to totter back to her seat.
  2. 2[intransitive] to be weak and seem likely to fall the tottering walls of the castle (figurative) a tottering dictatorship
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