tiptoe

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tip·toe

 (tĭp′tō′)
intr.v. tip·toed, tip·toe·ing, tip·toes
To walk or move quietly on one's toes.
n.
The tip of a toe.
adj.
1. Standing or walking on one's toes.
2. Stealthy; wary.
adv.
1. On one's toes.
2. Stealthily; warily.
Idiom:
on tiptoe
Full of anticipation; eager: The children were on tiptoe before the birthday party.

tiptoe

(ˈtɪpˌtəʊ)
vb (intr) , -toes, -toeing or -toed
1. to walk with the heels off the ground and the weight supported by the ball of the foot and the toes
2. to walk silently or stealthily
n
on tiptoe
a. on the tips of the toes or on the ball of the foot and the toes
b. eagerly anticipating something
c. stealthily or silently
adv
on tiptoe
adj
3. walking or standing on tiptoe
4. stealthy or silent

tip•toe

(ˈtɪpˌtoʊ)

n., v. -toed, -toe•ing,
adj., adv. n.
1. the tip or end of a toe.
v.i.
2. to go on tiptoe, as with stealth.
adj.
3. characterized by standing or walking on tiptoe.
4. straining upward.
5. eagerly expectant.
6. cautious; stealthy.
adv.
7. eagerly or cautiously; on tiptoe.
[1350–1400]

tiptoe


Past participle: tiptoed
Gerund: tiptoeing

Imperative
tiptoe
tiptoe
Present
I tiptoe
you tiptoe
he/she/it tiptoes
we tiptoe
you tiptoe
they tiptoe
Preterite
I tiptoed
you tiptoed
he/she/it tiptoed
we tiptoed
you tiptoed
they tiptoed
Present Continuous
I am tiptoeing
you are tiptoeing
he/she/it is tiptoeing
we are tiptoeing
you are tiptoeing
they are tiptoeing
Present Perfect
I have tiptoed
you have tiptoed
he/she/it has tiptoed
we have tiptoed
you have tiptoed
they have tiptoed
Past Continuous
I was tiptoeing
you were tiptoeing
he/she/it was tiptoeing
we were tiptoeing
you were tiptoeing
they were tiptoeing
Past Perfect
I had tiptoed
you had tiptoed
he/she/it had tiptoed
we had tiptoed
you had tiptoed
they had tiptoed
Future
I will tiptoe
you will tiptoe
he/she/it will tiptoe
we will tiptoe
you will tiptoe
they will tiptoe
Future Perfect
I will have tiptoed
you will have tiptoed
he/she/it will have tiptoed
we will have tiptoed
you will have tiptoed
they will have tiptoed
Future Continuous
I will be tiptoeing
you will be tiptoeing
he/she/it will be tiptoeing
we will be tiptoeing
you will be tiptoeing
they will be tiptoeing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tiptoeing
you have been tiptoeing
he/she/it has been tiptoeing
we have been tiptoeing
you have been tiptoeing
they have been tiptoeing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tiptoeing
you will have been tiptoeing
he/she/it will have been tiptoeing
we will have been tiptoeing
you will have been tiptoeing
they will have been tiptoeing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tiptoeing
you had been tiptoeing
he/she/it had been tiptoeing
we had been tiptoeing
you had been tiptoeing
they had been tiptoeing
Conditional
I would tiptoe
you would tiptoe
he/she/it would tiptoe
we would tiptoe
you would tiptoe
they would tiptoe
Past Conditional
I would have tiptoed
you would have tiptoed
he/she/it would have tiptoed
we would have tiptoed
you would have tiptoed
they would have tiptoed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tiptoe - the tip of a toetiptoe - the tip of a toe      
toe - one of the digits of the foot
tip - the extreme end of something; especially something pointed
Verb1.tiptoe - walk on one's toes
walk - use one's feet to advance; advance by steps; "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet"
Adj.1.tiptoe - walking on the tips of ones's toes so as to make no noise; "moving with tiptoe steps"
quiet - free of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound; "a quiet audience at the concert"; "the room was dark and quiet"
Adv.1.tiptoe - on tiptoe or as if on tiptoe; "standing tiptoe"
Translations
عَلَى رُؤُوسِ أَصَابِعِ القَدَميَمْشي على أطراف رؤوس أصابِعِه
chodit po špičkáchjít po špičkách
listetåspids
varpaillaan
otapkati na vrstima prstiju
tipla á tánum
つまさき
발끝
eiti pirštų galaispasistiebti
iet uz pirkstgaliem
ísť po špičkách
hoditi po prstihpo prstih
smyga på tå
เดินด้วยปลายเท้า
đầu ngón chân

tiptoe

[ˈtɪptəʊ]
A. N to walk on tiptoeandar or (LAm) caminar de puntillas
to stand on tiptoeponerse de puntillas
B. VIir de puntillas
to tiptoe to the windowir de puntillas a la ventana
to tiptoe across the floorcruzar el cuarto de puntillas
to tiptoe in/outentrar/salir de puntillas

tiptoe

[ˈtɪptəʊ]
n
on tiptoe → sur la pointe des pieds
vimarcher sur la pointe des pieds
He tiptoed out of the room → Il sortit de la chambre sur la pointe des pieds.
She tiptoed to the window → Elle alla à la fenêtre sur la pointe des pieds.tip-top tiptop [ˌtɪpˈtɒp] adj
in tiptop condition → en excellent étattip-up truck ncamion m à benne (basculante)

tiptoe

[ˈtɪpˌtəʊ]
1. n to walk on tiptoecamminare in punta dei piedi
2. vicamminare in punta dei piedi

tiptoe

(ˈtiptəu) verb
to walk on the toes, usually in order to be quiet. He tiptoed past her bedroom door.
walk/stand etc on tiptoe(s)
to walk, stand etc on the toes. He stood on tiptoe(s) to reach the shelf.

tiptoe

عَلَى رُؤُوسِ أَصَابِعِ القَدَم chodit po špičkách tåspids Zehenspitzen μύτες ποδιών ir de puntillas, puntillas varpaillaan marcher sur la pointe des pieds otapkati na vrstima prstiju in punta di piedi つまさき 발끝 op zijn tenen lopen tåspiss koniec palca u nogi andar na ponta dos pés красться на цыпочках smyga på tå เดินด้วยปลายเท้า parmaklarının ucunda yürüme đầu ngón chân 脚尖
References in classic literature ?
WE went tiptoeing along a path amongst the trees back towards the end of the widow's garden, stooping down so as the branches wouldn't scrape our heads.
He listened some more; then he come tiptoeing down and stood right between us; we could a touched him, nearly.
As he was finishing his task, Tom, wearied with another brooding tramp, entered the house and went tiptoeing past the sitting room door.
The boys had been too absorbed to notice the hush that had stolen upon the school awhile before when the master came tiptoeing down the room and stood over them.
I reached and got the paper, and then we stood up and waited perfectly still; Bud never stirred; I turned the key of the outside door very soft and slow, then turned the knob the same way, and we went tiptoeing out onto the guard, and shut the door very soft and gentle.
Turned in like a child," Salters replied, tiptoeing aft.
It was a great brute of a fellow tiptoeing upon him from behind with a huge bludgeon in his hand, and then, as the man and his confederates saw that he was discovered, there was a concerted rush upon Tarzan from all sides.
Simultaneously and in silence they faced their cards on the table, while a general tiptoeing and craning of necks took place among the onlookers.
Long afterwards he remembered perhaps how one evening he had stood among the crowd tiptoeing and eager to catch a glimpse of the great Queen as she sat enthroned on a golden chair.
It's the easiest thing in the world," said the Story Girl, tiptoeing to the edge of the pool to peep at her own arch reflection, as some nymph left over from the golden age might do.
I could hardly feel the incredibly thin lath of his body, lost within the thick stuff, but his growl had depth and substance: Confounded dump ship with a craven, tiptoeing crowd.
Matt McClure, Al Jazeera's correspondent in New Delhi, said: "Authorities are sort of tiptoeing a tightrope if you would.