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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History and Etymology for atiptoe

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to make a temporary encampment

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