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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.
Phrasal verbs
Translations of “tiptoe”
in Spanish caminar de puntillas…
in French marcher sur la pointe des pieds…
in German auf Zehenspitzen schleichen…
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