[ UK /tˈɪptə‍ʊ/ ]
[ US /ˈtɪpˌtoʊ/ ]
  1. the tip of a toe
  1. walk on one's toes
  1. on tiptoe or as if on tiptoe
    standing tiptoe
  1. walking on the tips of ones's toes so as to make no noise
    moving with tiptoe steps
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How To Use tiptoe In A Sentence

  • That will mean they are more likely to nod off as you're reading them a bedtime story, and then you can tiptoe away. The Sun
  • She leaned her bike against the stone wall and stood on tiptoe to peer over it.
  • But despite the brocaded swags, ornamental carvings and original works of art here, you won't feel you have to tiptoe down the corridors and talk in whispers.
  • True, we are expected to moonwalk across the vast waters dividing technology from the masses and tiptoe back on egocentric eggshells, circumventing treacherous misunderstandings and political back-stabbing.
  • The police will tiptoe away and go and nick a few more motorists. The Sun
  • Tiptoe through the garden for a moonlit soak in the hot tub or simply cuddle up by the fire in your room.
  • So let us tiptoe past the legal mysteries and dwell instead on the known and the very exposed. Times, Sunday Times
  • The trees, like the longings of the earth, stand atiptoe to peep at the heaven.
  • Above Muir, you'll wend past yawning crevasses along the Cowlitz Glacier, tiptoe over snow bridges on the Ingraham Glacier, and duck past the giant seracs of the Ingraham Icefall.
  • The carpet felt scratchy beneath my blistered feet, so I tiptoed all the way to the door.
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