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TOTTER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does totter mean? 

TOTTER (verb)
  The verb TOTTER has 3 senses:

1. move without being stable, as if threatening to fall
2. walk unsteadily
3. move unsteadily, with a rocking motion

  Familiarity information: TOTTER used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


TOTTER (verb)


Sense 1totter [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move without being stable, as if threatening to fall

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

The drunk man tottered over to our table

Hypernyms (to "totter" is one way to...):

rock; shake; sway (move back and forth or sideways)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2totter [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Walk unsteadily

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

coggle; dodder; waddle; toddle; totter; paddle

Context example:

small children toddle

Hypernyms (to "totter" is one way to...):

walk (use one's feet to advance; advance by steps)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP

Sentence example:

The children totter to the playground


Sense 3totter [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move unsteadily, with a rocking motion

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

teeter; seesaw; totter

Hypernyms (to "totter" is one way to...):

move (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion)

Sentence frames:

Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


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