a·​tip·​toe | \ əˈ- \

Definition of atiptoe

1 : on the tip of one's toes stood atiptoe by the terrace wall watching the barges— Anne Green
2 : in a state of expectancy : alert and expectant it was disquieting news and the ordinance … is atiptoeNation

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“Atiptoe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/atiptoe. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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