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tiptoe

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noun tip·toe \ˈtip-ˌtō, -ˈtō\

Definition of tiptoe

  1. :  the position of being balanced on the balls of the feet and toes with the heels raised —usually used with on; also :  the ends of the toes

on tiptoe
  1. :  alert, aroused <the contest of skill that puts one on tiptoe to win — Deerfield (Wisconsin) Independent>



14th Century

First Known Use of tiptoe

14th century

Rhymes with tiptoe

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tiptoe

adverb tip·toe

Simple Definition of tiptoe

  • : with your toes touching the ground and your heels raised up

Full Definition of tiptoe

  1. :  on or as if on tiptoe

Examples of tiptoe

  1. She had to stand tiptoe to reach the shelf.



1592

First Known Use of tiptoe

1592


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tiptoe

adjective tip·toe

Definition of tiptoe

  1. 1 :  standing or walking on or as if on tiptoe

  2. 2 :  cautious, stealthy



1593

First Known Use of tiptoe

1593


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tiptoe

intransitive verb tip·toe

Simple Definition of tiptoe

  • : to walk with your heels raised up and only your toes touching the ground

Full Definition of tiptoe

tip·toedtip·toe·ing

  1. 1 :  to stand or raise oneself on tiptoe

  2. 2 :  to walk or proceed quietly or cautiously on or as if on tiptoe <tiptoe around the issue>

Examples of tiptoe

  1. She tiptoed through the puddle.

  2. He tiptoed quietly around the house to avoid waking the children.



Circa 1661

First Known Use of tiptoe

circa 1661




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