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tip•toe



Pronunciation: (tip'tō"), [key]
n., v., -toed, -toe•ing,
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 already begun, so he entered the back of the hall on tiptoe.

v.i.
to move or go on tiptoe, as with caution or stealth: She tiptoed out of the room.

adj.
1. characterized by standing or walking on tiptoe.
2. straining upward.
3. eagerly expectant.
4. cautious; stealthy.

adv.
eagerly or cautiously; on tiptoe.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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