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 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 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • A — ([.a]), prep. [Abbreviated form of an (AS. on). See {On}.] 1. In; on; at; by. [Obs.] A God s name. Torn a pieces. Stand a tiptoe. A Sundays Shak. Wit that men have now a days. Chaucer. Set them a work. Robynson (More s Utopia). [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stand — stand1 W1S1 [stænd] v past tense and past participle stood [stud] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(be on feet)¦ 2¦(rise)¦ 3¦(step)¦ 4¦(in a particular position)¦ 5¦(in a state/condition)¦ 6¦(not like)¦ 7¦(accept a situation)¦ 8¦(be good enough)¦ 9 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stand — 1 verb past tense and past participle stood /stUd/ BE UPRIGHT 1 (I) to support yourself on your feet in an upright position: It looks like we ll have to stand there are no seats left. | Can you see any better from where you re standing? | stand… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • stand — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 effort to resist opposition ADJECTIVE ▪ brave, defiant, determined, firm, strong, tough ▪ moral, principled …   Collocations dictionary

  • tiptoe — tip|toe1 [ˈtıptəu US tou] n on tiptoe/on (your) tiptoes if you stand or walk on tiptoe, you stand or walk on your toes, in order to make yourself taller or in order to walk very quietly ▪ She stood on tiptoe to kiss him. tiptoe 2 tiptoe2 past… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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

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