Tiptoe Definition

tĭptō
tiptoed, tiptoeing, tiptoes
verb
tiptoed, tiptoeing, tiptoes
To walk stealthily or cautiously on one's tiptoes.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
tippytoetip
noun
tiptoes
The tip of a toe or the tips of the toes.
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(usually plural) The tips of one's toes collectively.

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adjective
Standing on one's toes and the balls of one's feet.
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Stealthy; cautious.
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adverb
On tiptoe.
Webster's New World
On one's toes.
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Stealthily; warily.
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idiom
on tiptoe
  • Full of anticipation; eager:

    The children were on tiptoe before the birthday party.

American Heritage
on tiptoe
  • on one's toes and the balls of one's feet
  • eager; excited; alert
Webster's New World
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