1. move unsteadily
1. When they become extremely drunk, people tend to totter and even fall down.
2. sway as if about to fall
2. He cut away at the tree's trunk with the ax until it began to totter.
cant believe no one thought abt it - TOT - is a baby - always moves unsteadily - abt to fall TOTTER: to walk like a TODDLER Sounds Like Torture. therefore while someone is released after being tortured. he moves unsteadily