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English definition of “tiptoe”

tiptoe

noun uk   /ˈtɪp.təʊ/ us    /-toʊ/
on tiptoe(s) on your toes with the heel of your foot lifted off the ground: The children stood on tiptoe in order to pick the apples from the tree. They walked across the room on tiptoe so as not to waken the baby.

tiptoe

verb [I usually + adv/prep] uk   /ˈtɪp.təʊ/ us    /-toʊ/
to walk on your toes with the heel of your foot lifted off the ground, especially in order not to make a noise: He waited until his daughter was asleep, then tiptoed quietly out of the room.
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