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Meaning of “tiptoe” in the English Dictionary

"tiptoe" in British English

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tiptoenoun

uk   /ˈtɪp.təʊ/  us   /-toʊ/
on tiptoe(s) on ​yourtoes with the heel of ​yourfootlifted off the ​ground: The ​childrenstood on tiptoe in ​order to ​pick the ​apples from the ​tree. They ​walkedacross the ​room on tiptoe so as not to ​wake the ​baby.

tiptoeverb [I usually + adv/prep]

uk   /ˈtɪp.təʊ/  us   /-toʊ/
to ​walk on ​yourtoes with the heel of ​yourfootlifted 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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(Definition of tiptoe from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tiptoe" in American English

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tiptoeverb [I always + adv/prep]

 us   /ˈtɪpˌtoʊ/
to ​walk with ​yourheelsraised off the ​ground: She tiptoed out of the ​room so she wouldn’t ​wake him.
tiptoe
noun [C]  us   /ˈtɪpˌtoʊ/
He had to ​stand on his tiptoes to ​reach the ​shelf.
(Definition of tiptoe from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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