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atiptoe

[ uh-tip-toh ]
/ əˈtɪpˌtoʊ /
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adverb, adjective
standing or walking on tiptoe (usually used predicatively).
eagerly expectant, as anticipating a desired event or arrival: waiting atiptoe for the mail.
moving with caution or stealth, as avoiding calling attention to one's presence: She walked atiptoe through the sleeping house.
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Origin of atiptoe

First recorded in 1570–80; a-1 + tiptoe
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How to use atiptoe in a sentence

  • She actually had her cheek almost against his shoulder, though she had to poise atiptoe to reach him.

    Excuse Me!|Rupert Hughes
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