teeter-totter


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tee·ter-tot·ter

 (tē′tər-tŏt′ər)
n. Upper Northern & Western US
See seesaw.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.teeter-totter - a plaything consisting of a board balanced on a fulcrumteeter-totter - a plaything consisting of a board balanced on a fulcrum; the board is ridden up and down by children at either end
playground - yard consisting of an outdoor area for children's play
plaything, toy - an artifact designed to be played with
Verb1.teeter-totter - ride on a plank
play - participate in games or sport; "We played hockey all afternoon"; "play cards"; "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches"
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Caption: BALANCING ACT Modern teeter-totter, from $290; thepaloma.
Yet both political parties, especially Democrats, want to add more weight to the wrong side of the teeter-totter with various harebrained schemes, such as making college, medical care, and childcare more expensive by making them totally free.
A teeter-totter is a name used in the USA for which children's playground item?
As an example, the relationship between bond process and interest rates became a playground teeter-totter.
The mad bomber: A player who is either on the highest of highs or the lowest of lows in a predictable, teeter-totter life of financial chaos that is hardly recommended but interesting to watch from afar.
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So: How do we place ourselves here,on the teeter-totter continuum of using Arabic literature as a prop for discussion of "wider issues" to the engagementof beautiful books on their own terms, or rather on the terms that translation and editing and criticism have set for them?
Move a ruler back and forth on your outstretched finger until it balances perfectly, like a balanced teeter-totter.
While the child probably was unaware that she was costumed like Jodie Foster in "Taxi Driver," surely her mother understood that short-shorts and high heels generally are not de rigueur for the teeter-totter class.
The teeter-totter morphs into the open driver's-side front window of two cars speeding down an empty road in opposite directions, with my mother at one wheel and my father at the other.
He responded with a similar photo - taken nearly 40 years ago in Wisconsin - of her on the other end of the same teeter-totter.
At the exact instant the trigger broke, my feet moved back and I pivoted like a teeter-totter over the branch I was leaning my hip against.