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tiptoe

2 verb
     
tiptoe2 past tense and past participle tiptoed, present participle tiptoeing [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]
to walk quietly and carefully on your toes, so that nobody hears you:
His mother tiptoed into the room.
I tiptoed along the corridor.

tiptoe around (something)

phrasal verb
to try to avoid dealing with a difficult or embarrassing subject or problem:
They were tiptoeing around the delicate subject of money.
WORD FOCUS: walk WORD FOCUS: walk
stroll in a relaxed way for pleasure
wander
with no aim or direction
stride
in a confident or angry way
march
soldiers
hike
for long distances in the countryside or the mountains
tiptoe
very quietly
wade
through water
stagger
in an unsteady way because you are drunk or injured
limp
with difficulty because one leg is painful or injured
walk

See also
walk

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