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- ‘Your body in water is really a teeter-totter with it's fulcrum somewhere between your waist and your sternum.’
- ‘Chrissie sighed and sat on one end of a teeter-totter.’
- ‘Every time I say that, I see something different on the teeter-totter.’
- ‘You launch circus clowns from a teeter-totter, pop colorful balloons and catch the poor flying fellows, lest they be ill-affected by gravity.’
- ‘So we have a teeter-totter effect of looking to the past and then looking to the future and then looking to the past…’
- ‘For example, you might have to devise a contraption where you would get a ball to drop on a teeter-totter, which in turn launches another ball into the air, flicking a switch and turning on an electrical device.’
- ‘‘I would hang on to the top bar on my swing set and stand on the seat of the teeter-totter,’ Megan reveals.’
- ‘When the city did demolish three ancient, cement-based teeter-totters in one of the more modern, better-equipped parks, the ragged concrete slabs and chips lay about for weeks before being cleared away.’
- ‘The obstacles include a raised wooden roller coaster 787 feet long, teeter-totters, and ladder bridges.’
- ‘We stay right at each turn and we pass the new teeter-totter that I haven't got the guts to try yet.’
- ‘The two conditions go up and down like a teeter-totter, first one and then the other tipping the balance back.’
- ‘They are part of a delicately balanced teeter-totter, which can exist in one state or the other, but transits through the middle stage almost overnight.’
- ‘The playground consisted of two large slides, ten swings, a teeter-totter, sand box, and a large jungle gym to run around in.’
- ‘Security and privacy are not two sides of a teeter-totter.’
- ‘She looked around at the other children chasing each other in games of Tag, soaring to the sky on swings, bobbing up and down on the teeter-totters, and bouncing a ball.’
- ‘Three-year-olds need to be running, jumping, and skipping; they need to be experiencing concepts such as ‘heavy’ and ‘light’ by sitting on a teeter-totter, not by moving a mouse and watching a screen.’
verb[NO OBJECT]North American
see-saw, veer, fluctuate, oscillate, swing, yo-yo, alternateView synonyms
- ‘The teeter-tottering vocal hypnotizes as the pitch leaps up and down in a slow, pastoral drawl.’
- ‘This said shoe is usually very difficult to walk in, with the wearer teeter-tottering from A to B and back again.’
- ‘It seemed that all the shops were taking deliveries, with great stacks of boxes teeter-tottering in the aisles.’
- ‘Jumping up with my other foot on the sill, my black socks teeter-tottered on the sill, swaying back and forth, as did my body.’
- ‘The teeter-tottering xylophone clomps that used to announce his presence rarely make an appearance without beams of popping noisemakers in tow.’
- ‘Once the rocks have been placed at the site, he thinks the Egyptians devised a process of teeter-tottering and shimmying - all based on using the weight of the rock to build the elaborate architecture.’
Late 19th century: reduplication of teeter or totter.
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