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tiptoe

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtiptoetip‧toe1 /ˈtɪptəʊ $ -toʊ/ ●○○ noun   on tiptoe/on (your) tiptoes
Examples from the Corpus
tiptoeThe creature hovered on tiptoe, ice-cold with shock.I went to the kitchen on tiptoe.Hold on to the bannister rail and lower your heels down slowly, then slowly rise on tiptoe.Without even standing on tiptoe, the historian could glimpse the fields and gardens of the neighbouring disciplines.Then, holding her own breath and moving stealthily on tiptoe, she began to ease her way towards the exit.In answer she lifted herself up on tiptoe and leaned against his tall, firm frame.One went on tiptoe so as not to disturb the hush.Standing tiptoe on the mushy lawn, he tapped on the windows and tried to peek in.
tiptoetiptoe2 ●○○ verb (tiptoed, tiptoeing) [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]  WALKto walk quietly and carefully on your toes, so that nobody hears you His mother tiptoed into the room. I tiptoed along the corridor.see thesaurus at walk tiptoe around (something)→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
tiptoeShe tiptoed across the aisle and sat down beside the motionless figure.They tiptoed along corridors shining and antiseptic, peeped at him where he lay, inert, in his white bed.I tiptoed along the passage to Claire's door and peeped in.He tiptoed closer, smiling broadly, waiting for Suzanne to spot him.Sometimes Fate tiptoes discreetly at the margins of our lives, averting her eyes and keeping her distance.It's possible that he tiptoed down the passage and came in by the main door.The oldest daughter motioned to the third daughter, who tiptoed into the circle the women had made around the old man.Even so, he tiptoed into war, never quite believing that it would reach the magnitude it did.He tiptoed out of the room, trying not to wake the baby.
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Verb table
tiptoe
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theytiptoe
he, she, ittiptoes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theytiptoed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave tiptoed
he, she, ithas tiptoed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad tiptoed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill tiptoe
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have tiptoed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam tiptoeing
he, she, itis tiptoeing
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you, we, theyare tiptoeing
Past
I, he, she, itwas tiptoeing
you, we, theywere tiptoeing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been tiptoeing
he, she, ithas been tiptoeing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been tiptoeing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be tiptoeing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been tiptoeing
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