on (one's) tiptoes

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of on (one's) tiptoes

:with one's toes touching the ground and one's heels raised up
  • He stood on his tiptoes trying to see over the crowd.

Word by Word Definitions

tiptoe play tiptoes
  1. : the position of being balanced on the balls of the feet and toes with the heels raised

  1. : to walk or proceed quietly or cautiously on or as if on tiptoe

  2. : to stand or raise oneself on tiptoe

  1. : on or as if on tiptoe

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

  2. : cautious, stealthy


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