on+tiptoe

  • 1 Tiptoe — Tip toe , a. 1. Being on tiptoe, or as on tiptoe; hence, raised as high as possible; lifted up; exalted; also, alert. [1913 Webster] Night s candles are burnt out, and jocund day Stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops. Shak. [1913 Webster]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Tiptoe mirth — Tiptoe Tip toe , a. 1. Being on tiptoe, or as on tiptoe; hence, raised as high as possible; lifted up; exalted; also, alert. [1913 Webster] Night s candles are burnt out, and jocund day Stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops. Shak. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 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

  • 4 tiptoe — [tip′tō΄] n. the tip of a toe or the tips of the toes: usually used with reference to a foot position with the heels raised and the body s weight resting on the toes and the balls of the feet vi. tiptoed, tiptoeing to walk stealthily or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Tiptoe — Tip toe , v. i. To step or walk on tiptoe. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 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

  • 7 tiptoe — ► VERB (tiptoes, tiptoed, tiptoeing) ▪ walk quietly and carefully with one s heels raised and one s weight on the balls of the feet. ● on tiptoe (or tiptoes) Cf. ↑on tiptoes …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 Tiptoe Through the Tulips — is a popular song originally published in 1926. The music was written by Joe Burke, and the lyrics by Al Dubin. Versions by Nick Lucas (#1); Jean Goldkette (#5); Johnny Marvin (#11);and Roy Fox (#18) charted in 1929. It featured in the 1929 film… …

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  • 9 tiptoe — (n.) mid 15c., from TIP (Cf. tip) (n.) + TOE (Cf. toe). As a verb from 1630s. Related: Tiptoes (late 14c.) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 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

  • 11 tiptoe — /tip toh /, n., v., tiptoed, tiptoeing, adj., adv. n. 1. the tip or end of a toe. 2. on tiptoe, a. on the tips of one s toes. b. expectant; eager: With Christmas coming, the children were on tiptoe. c. stealthily; cautiously: The concert had… …

    Universalium

  • 12 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

  • 13 tiptoe — I. noun Date: 14th century the position of being balanced on the balls of the feet and toes with the heels raised usually used with on; also the ends of the toes II. adverb Date: 1592 on or as if on tiptoe III. adjective Date: 1593 …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 tiptoe — I UK [ˈtɪpˌtəʊ] / US [ˈtɪpˌtoʊ] noun on tiptoe(s) with only your toes on the ground If he stood on tiptoe, he could reach the shelf. II UK [ˈtɪpˌtəʊ] / US [ˈtɪpˌtoʊ] verb [intransitive] Word forms tiptoe : present tense I/you/we/they tiptoe… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 tiptoe — /ˈtɪptoʊ / (say tiptoh) noun 1. the tip or end of a toe. –verb (i) (tiptoed, tiptoeing) 2. to move or go on tiptoe, as with caution or stealth. –adjective 3. characterised by standing or walking on tiptoe. 4. straining upwards. 5. eagerly… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 16 tiptoe around — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms tiptoe around : present tense I/you/we/they tiptoe around he/she/it tiptoes around present participle tiptoeing around past tense tiptoed around past participle tiptoed around 1) tiptoe around something to… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 tiptoe — [[t]tɪ̱ptoʊ[/t]] tiptoes, tiptoeing, tiptoed 1) VERB If you tiptoe somewhere, you walk there very quietly without putting your heels on the floor when you walk. [V prep/adv] She slipped out of bed and tiptoed to the window. [Also V] 2) PHRASE:… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 tiptoe — 1 noun on tiptoe(s) if you stand on tiptoe you stand on your toes, in order to make yourself taller: Anita stood on tiptoe and tried to see over the wall. 2 verb (I) to walk quietly and carefully on your toes (+ across/down etc): He tiptoed… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 tiptoe — [ˈtɪpˌtəʊ] noun I on tiptoe(s) if you stand or walk on tiptoe, you stand or walk with only the front part of your foot touching the ground[/ex] II verb [I] tiptoe [ˈtɪpˌtəʊ] to walk very quietly with only the front part of your foot touching the… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 20 tiptoe — tip•toe [[t]ˈtɪpˌtoʊ[/t]] n. v. toed, toe•ing, adj. adv. 1) the tip or end of a toe 2) to go on tiptoe, as with stealth 3) characterized by standing or walking on tiptoe 4) straining upward 5) eagerly expectant 6) cautious; stealthy 7) eagerly or …

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