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tiptoe

tip·toe

tiptoe

 
 
pronunciation:
tIp to
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, adjective, adverb
phrases:
on tiptoe
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition: the end or tip of a toe.
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phrase: on tiptoe
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: tiptoed, tiptoeing, tiptoes
definition 1: to walk carefully or stealthily on or as if on one's toes.
We tiptoed out of the sleeping baby's room.
similar words:
sneak
definition 2: to treat something with caution or care.
They were tiptoeing around a very sensitive issue.
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: marked by walking, standing, or moving on the toes.
a tiptoe twirl
definition 2: stealthy or cautious; careful.
 
part of speech: adverb
definition: on or as if on one's toes.
We went tiptoe down the corridor.