A girl walks tiptoe across a log.
When you are quietly sneaking in after curfew and you tread lightly, walking with your weight on the front of your feet and your heels in the air, this is an example of when you tiptoe.
intransitive verb-·toed·, -·toe·ing
- standing on one's toes and the balls of one's feet
- stealthy; cautious
- on one's toes and the balls of one's feet
- eager; excited; alert
- silently; stealthily
intransitive verbtip·toed, tip·toe·ing, tip·toes
- Standing or walking on one's toes.
- Stealthy; wary.
- On one's toes.
- Stealthily; warily.
- (usually plural) The tips of one's toes collectively.
(third-person singular simple present tiptoes, present participle tiptoeing, simple past and past participle tiptoed)