To be on tiptoe
Tiptoe Tip"toe`, n.; pl. {Tiptoes}. The end, or tip, of the toe. [1913 Webster]

He must . . . stand on his typtoon [tiptoes]. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Upon his tiptoes stalketh stately by. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

{To be a tiptoe}, {To stand a tiptoe}, {To stand on tiptoe} or {To be on tiptoe}, to be awake or alive to anything; to be roused; to be eager or alert; as, to be a tiptoe with expectation. [1913 Webster]


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  • To stand on tiptoe — Tiptoe Tip toe , n.; pl. {Tiptoes}. The end, or tip, of the toe. [1913 Webster] He must . . . stand on his typtoon [tiptoes]. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Upon his tiptoes stalketh stately by. Spenser. [1913 Webster] {To be a tiptoe}, {To stand a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To be a tiptoe — Tiptoe Tip toe , n.; pl. {Tiptoes}. The end, or tip, of the toe. [1913 Webster] He must . . . stand on his typtoon [tiptoes]. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Upon his tiptoes stalketh stately by. Spenser. [1913 Webster] {To be a tiptoe}, {To stand a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To stand a tiptoe — Tiptoe Tip toe , n.; pl. {Tiptoes}. The end, or tip, of the toe. [1913 Webster] He must . . . stand on his typtoon [tiptoes]. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Upon his tiptoes stalketh stately by. Spenser. [1913 Webster] {To be a tiptoe}, {To stand a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • on tiptoe — phrasal : aroused, alert, atiptoe she was very animated, very much on tiptoe L.C.Douglas the contest of skill that puts one on tiptoe to win Deerfield (Wis.) Independent * * * on tiptoe 1. On the tips of one s toes, as if trying to be quiet or… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Tiptoe — Tip toe , n.; pl. {Tiptoes}. The end, or tip, of the toe. [1913 Webster] He must . . . stand on his typtoon [tiptoes]. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Upon his tiptoes stalketh stately by. Spenser. [1913 Webster] {To be a tiptoe}, {To stand a tiptoe},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tiptoe — The verb has inflected forms tiptoes, tiptoed, tiptoeing. The noun is confined to the expression on tiptoe(s), where it can be singular or plural …   Modern English usage

  • tiptoe — tip|toe1 [ tıp,tou ] noun on tiptoe(s) if you stand or walk on tiptoe, you stand or walk on your toes: If he stood on tiptoe, he could reach the shelf. tiptoe tip|toe 2 [ tıp,tou ] verb intransitive to walk on your toes: We tiptoed down the… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tiptoe — Synonyms and related words: above, abovestairs, airward, all fours, aloft, aloof, atiptoe, be careful, be cautious, couch, crawl, crawling, creep, creeping, go on tiptoe, grovel, gumshoe, gumshoeing, high, high up, in the air, in the clouds, inch …   Moby Thesaurus

  • HMS Tiptoe (P332) — HMS Tiptoe was a British submarine of the third group of the T class. She was built as P332 by Vickers Armstrong, Barrow, and John Brown Company, Clydebank, and launched on 25 February 1944.She had the honour of being named by Winston Churchill,… …   Wikipedia

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