verb (used without object), tip·toed, tip·toe·ing.
- on the tips of one's toes.
- expectant; eager: With Christmas coming, the children were on tiptoe.
- stealthily; cautiously: The concert had already begun, so he entered the back of the hall on tiptoe.
Origin of tiptoe
Examples from the Web for tiptoe
A couple of ladies, standing on tiptoe, are scribbling over it with eyeliner and lipstick.The Stacks: The Neville Brothers Stake Their Claim as Bards of the Bayou|John Ed Bradley|April 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If Romney tries to run or tiptoe away, he will trip over his own flip-flops.How Obama Will Cash In on Paul Ryan: Medicare, Taxes, Education & More|Robert Shrum|August 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Romney, on account of his wealthy personal life, has to tiptoe around policies that redistribute wealth upward.
The establishment has to tiptoe around her and handle her delicately.
You must tell George that he must walk on tiptoe and not speak—otherwise he will die someday.
With the box still in his hands he stole on tiptoe into the room and looked carefully round him.The Secret Chamber at Chad|Evelyn Everett-Green
Merriman and Tiptoe were the two leading dogs, and they were not fifty yards behind him.The Rifle and The Hound in Ceylon|Samuel White Baker
Those in front were swept against the guards as those behind surged forward, stretching to tiptoe.In the Name of Liberty|Owen Johnson
Half an hour later von Schalckenberg crept out on tiptoe, his kindly face beaming and his eyes sparkling with exultation.The Log of the Flying Fish|Harry Collingwood
Before he had time to look round him the door was opened again from without, and Isabel stole into the room on tiptoe.My Lady's Money|Wilkie Collins
verb -toes, -toeing or -toed (intr)
- on the tips of the toes or on the ball of the foot and the toes
- eagerly anticipating something
- stealthily or silently
see on tiptoe.