Tiptoe meaning

tĭptō
To walk or move quietly on one's toes.
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Stealthy; cautious.
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(usually plural) The tips of one's toes collectively.
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The tip of a toe.
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Standing elevated, on or as if on the tips of one's toes.
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Tiptoe means to walk quietly and carefully with your heels raised and your weight placed on the balls of your feet.

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.

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Standing or walking on one's toes.
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Stealthy; wary.
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On one's toes.
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Stealthily; warily.
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The tip of a toe or the tips of the toes.
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To walk stealthily or cautiously on one's tiptoes.
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Standing on one's toes and the balls of one's feet.
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On tiptoe.
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Moving carefully, quietly, warily or stealthily, on or as if on the tips of one's toes.
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To walk quietly with only the tips of the toes touching the ground. [from late 14th c.]
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on tiptoe
  • Full of anticipation; eager:.
    The children were on tiptoe before the birthday party.
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on tiptoe
  • On one's toes and the balls of one's feet.
  • Eager; excited; alert.
  • Silently; stealthily.
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Origin of tiptoe