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teeter

['tiːtə]

  1. сущ.

      1. детские качели (доска, положенная на бревно)

      2. качание на доске

    1. качание, колебание, пошатывание

  2. гл.

    1. амер.; диал. качаться на качелях; качаться на доске, положенной на бревно

      1. качать, колебать; раскачивать

      2. качаться, колебаться; пошатываться, раскачиваться

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teeter

['tiːtə]

v

качаться; колебаться

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The stacks of books teeter above me, crazy, zig-zagging, running all different angles to one another.
Штабеля книг колеблются надо мной, зигзагами уходят вверх под дикими углами друг к другу.
Kesey, Ken / One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s NestКизи, Кен / Над кукушкиным гнездом
Над кукушкиным гнездом
Кизи, Кен
© Перевод. В. Голышев, 2004
© Издание на русском языке, оформление. ООО "Издательство "Эксмо", 2004
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Kesey, Ken
© Ken Kesey, 1962
© renewed Ken Kesey, 1990
© The Estate of Ken Kesey, 2002
She began to teeter, as if caught in the flux of some oscillating invisible force.
Она начала раскачиваться, словно захваченная потоком каких‑то невидимых вибраций.
DeChancie, John / Castle WarДе Ченси, Джон / Замок Воинственный
Замок Воинственный
Де Ченси, Джон
Castle War
DeChancie, John
© 1990 by John DeChancie
The craft hit and bounced and for a terrifying moment teetered in the air.
Автолет ударился о землю, подскочил и угрожающе накренился.
Simak, Clifford D. / The Goblin ReservationСаймак, Клиффорд Д. / Заповедник гоблинов
Заповедник гоблинов
Саймак, Клиффорд Д.
© 1968 by Clifford D. Simak
© Перевод, И. Гурова, 2005
© ООО "Издательство "Эксмо", 2007
The Goblin Reservation
Simak, Clifford D.
© 1968 by Clifford D. Simak
John Ross nearly jumped out of his skin, teetering momentarily in midstep on the rocks, then righting himself and looking about quickly for the voice's source.
Джон Росс едва из кожи вон не вылез, вертя головой и пытаясь отыскать источник звука.
Brooks, Terry / Running with the demonБрукс, Терри / Бегущая с демоном
Бегущая с демоном
Брукс, Терри
Running with the demon
Brooks, Terry
© 1997 by Terry Brooks
He was too tired even to examine the line and he teetered on it as his delicate feet gripped it fast.
Она слишком устала, чтобы проверить, достаточно ли прочна бечева, и лишь покачивалась, обхватив ее своими нежными лапками.
Hemingway, Ernest / The old man and the seaХемингуэй, Эрнест / Старик и море
Старик и море
Хемингуэй, Эрнест
© Художественная литература, 1968
The old man and the sea
Hemingway, Ernest
© 1952, by Ernest Hemingway
Just at the edge of my vision I can see that white enamel face in the Nurses’ Station, teetering over the desk, see it warp and flow as it tries to pull back into shape.
На краю поля зрения, за окном поста, качается над столом белое эмалевое лицо; вижу, как оно коробится и мнется, стараясь принять свою форму.
Kesey, Ken / One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s NestКизи, Кен / Над кукушкиным гнездом
Над кукушкиным гнездом
Кизи, Кен
© Перевод. В. Голышев, 2004
© Издание на русском языке, оформление. ООО "Издательство "Эксмо", 2004
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Kesey, Ken
© Ken Kesey, 1962
© renewed Ken Kesey, 1990
© The Estate of Ken Kesey, 2002
He stopped, gasping, arms waving, teetering on the edge of a dizzying drop.
Логен застыл, хватая ртом воздух, взмахнул руками и едва сумел удержаться на краю головокружительной пропасти.
Abercrombie, Joe / The Blade ItselfАберкромби, Джо / Кровь и железо
Кровь и железо
Аберкромби, Джо
© 2006 by Joe Abercrombie.
© Перевод. В. Иванов, 2008
© Издание на русском языке. ООО "Издательство "Эксмо", 2008
The Blade Itself
Abercrombie, Joe
© 2007 by Joe Abercrombie
Lorimer's ruby eye flashed as he spun about, teetering on the edge.
Лоример рывком обернулся, с трудом удерживаясь на краю пропасти, и его искусственный глаз вспыхнул.
Boyer, Elizabeth / Elves And The OtterskinБойер, Элизабет / Ученик ведьмы
Ученик ведьмы
Бойер, Элизабет
Elves And The Otterskin
Boyer, Elizabeth
I leaned left as always, to spare my bad hip. I didn't land quite square, but I grabbed the wooden arms, pushed with my strong foot, and the chair only teetered.
Как всегда, меня повело влево (я инстинктивно оберегал травмированное бедро), поэтому приземлился неровно, но схватился за деревянный подлокотник и упёрся здоровой ногой, так что шезлонг лишь закачался.
King, Stephen / Duma KeyКинг, Стивен / Дьюма-Ки
Дьюма-Ки
Кинг, Стивен
© Перевод В.А. Вебер, 2008
© ООО Издательство "АСТ МОСКВА", 2009
© Stephen King, 2008
Duma Key
King, Stephen
© 2008 by Stephen King
Rising, Nadine teetered, righted herself.
– Надин встала, покачнулась, выпрямилась.
Robb, J.D. / Immortal in DeathРобертс, Нора / Яд бессмертия
Яд бессмертия
Робертс, Нора
© 1996 by Nora Roberts
© Издание на русском языке ООО "Издательство "Эксмо", 2009
© Перевод. А. Кабалкин, 2001
Immortal in Death
Robb, J.D.
© 1996 by Nora Roberts
They met in the middle of the first set of stairs, and for a long moment teetered there precariously as they hugged.
Они встретились посередине первого пролета и, обнявшись, закачались на ступеньках, чуть не потеряв равновесие.
Zahn, Timothy / The Green And The GrayЗан, Тимоти / Зеленые и серые
Зеленые и серые
Зан, Тимоти
The Green And The Gray
Zahn, Timothy
© 2004 by Timothy Zahn
For a moment the cabbie teetered.
На мгновение таксист заколебался.
King, Stephen / Hearts in AtlantisКинг, Стивен / Сердца в Атлантиде
Сердца в Атлантиде
Кинг, Стивен
© Stephen King, 1999
© Перевод И.Гурова, 2000
© ООО "Издательство АСТ", 2001
Hearts in Atlantis
King, Stephen
© 1999 by Stephen King
Teetering, the old man raised a tiny hand and rested it on Ben's shoulder.
Покачнувшись на нетвердых ногах, старик поднял маленькую руку и положил ее на плечо Бена.
Rollins, James / SubterraneanРоллинс, Джеймс / Пещера
Пещера
Роллинс, Джеймс
© 1999 by Jim Czajkowski
© А. Новиков, перевод, 2008
© ООО "Издательство "Эксмо", издание на русском языке, 2008
Subterranean
Rollins, James
© 1999 by Jim Czajkowski

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Collocations

teeter board
подкидная доска
teeter chamber
агитационная камера

Word forms

teeter

noun
SingularPlural
Common caseteeterteeters
Possessive caseteeter'steeters'

teeter

verb
Basic forms
Pastteetered
Imperativeteeter
Present Participle (Participle I)teetering
Past Participle (Participle II)teetered
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I teeterwe teeter
you teeteryou teeter
he/she/it teetersthey teeter
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am teeteringwe are teetering
you are teeteringyou are teetering
he/she/it is teeteringthey are teetering
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have teeteredwe have teetered
you have teeteredyou have teetered
he/she/it has teeteredthey have teetered
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been teeteringwe have been teetering
you have been teeteringyou have been teetering
he/she/it has been teeteringthey have been teetering
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I teeteredwe teetered
you teeteredyou teetered
he/she/it teeteredthey teetered
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was teeteringwe were teetering
you were teeteringyou were teetering
he/she/it was teeteringthey were teetering
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had teeteredwe had teetered
you had teeteredyou had teetered
he/she/it had teeteredthey had teetered
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been teeteringwe had been teetering
you had been teeteringyou had been teetering
he/she/it had been teeteringthey had been teetering
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will teeterwe shall/will teeter
you will teeteryou will teeter
he/she/it will teeterthey will teeter
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be teeteringwe shall/will be teetering
you will be teeteringyou will be teetering
he/she/it will be teeteringthey will be teetering
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have teeteredwe shall/will have teetered
you will have teeteredyou will have teetered
he/she/it will have teeteredthey will have teetered
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been teeteringwe shall/will have been teetering
you will have been teeteringyou will have been teetering
he/she/it will have been teeteringthey will have been teetering
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would teeterwe should/would teeter
you would teeteryou would teeter
he/she/it would teeterthey would teeter
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be teeteringwe should/would be teetering
you would be teeteringyou would be teetering
he/she/it would be teeteringthey would be teetering
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have teeteredwe should/would have teetered
you would have teeteredyou would have teetered
he/she/it would have teeteredthey would have teetered
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been teeteringwe should/would have been teetering
you would have been teeteringyou would have been teetering
he/she/it would have been teeteringthey would have been teetering
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am teeteredwe are teetered
you are teeteredyou are teetered
he/she/it is teeteredthey are teetered
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being teeteredwe are being teetered
you are being teeteredyou are being teetered
he/she/it is being teeteredthey are being teetered
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been teeteredwe have been teetered
you have been teeteredyou have been teetered
he/she/it has been teeteredthey have been teetered
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was teeteredwe were teetered
you were teeteredyou were teetered
he/she/it was teeteredthey were teetered
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being teeteredwe were being teetered
you were being teeteredyou were being teetered
he/she/it was being teeteredthey were being teetered
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been teeteredwe had been teetered
you had been teeteredyou had been teetered
he/she/it had been teeteredthey had been teetered
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be teeteredwe shall/will be teetered
you will be teeteredyou will be teetered
he/she/it will be teeteredthey will be teetered
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been teeteredwe shall/will have been teetered
you will have been teeteredyou will have been teetered
he/she/it will have been teeteredthey will have been teetered