totter

If you spin yourself around until you are dizzy, you will likely totter if you try to step forward. Totter is a verb that means "move unsteadily, as though you are about to fall down."

To totter is to move in a wobbly, unsteady manner. When a person totters, they look like they are going to fall down. In a boxing match, a boxer might totter after taking a blow to the head. During an earthquake, buildings may totter, or sway, appearing as though they may fall down. Totter can also imply a rocking motion; a playground seesaw, for instance, is sometimes called "a teeter-totter."

Definitions of totter
  1. verb
    move without being stable, as if threatening to fall
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    type of:
    rock, shake, sway
    move back and forth or sideways
  2. verb
    move unsteadily, with a rocking motion
    synonyms: seesaw, teeter
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    type of:
    move
    move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
  3. verb
    walk unsteadily
    synonyms: coggle, dodder, paddle, toddle, waddle
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    type of:
    walk
    use one's feet to advance; advance by steps
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