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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.Moving gently on foot

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.Moving gently on foot
(Definition of tiptoe from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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