atiptoe

adverb (or adjective) 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 atiptoe
  • Nation

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Origin and Etymology of atiptoe

1a- + tiptoe


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