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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tot·ter v. i. [imp. & p. p. Tottered p. pr. & vb. n. Tottering.]
 1. To shake so as to threaten a fall; to vacillate; to be unsteady; to stagger; as, an old man totters with age. “As a bowing wall shall ye be, and as a tottering fence.”
 2. To shake; to reel; to lean; to waver.
    Troy nods from high, and totters to her fall.   --Dryden.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: unsteady in gait as from infirmity or old age; "a tottering
             skeleton of a horse"; "a tottery old man" [syn: tottery]
      2: (of structures or institutions) having lost stability;
         failing or on the point of collapse; "a tottering empire"