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.
Examples from the Web for tiptoeing
So, like real pumas, the women who waited to see are just tiptoeing away, catlike, from the battle.
Others are tiptoeing around the second item, as Elizabeth launches the latest book in her oeuvre of misfortune: Resilience.
Tiptoeing across the hall they went into this room at the front of the house and gently raised a window here.Talbot's Angles|Amy E. Blanchard
The planks rattled and creaked in an ominous manner in spite of their tiptoeing.The Secret Mark|Roy J. Snell
In an instant more he was tiptoeing, a dark, silent figure, through the corridors of the house.The Voice of the Pack|Edison Marshall
Then he entered, tiptoeing gingerly, as if he were afraid of disturbing a meeting.The Portion of Labor|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
While she lay thinking and looking at Noreen she became conscious of Larry tiptoeing downstairs.At the Crossroads|Harriet T. Comstock
British Dictionary definitions for tiptoeing
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
Word Origin and History for tiptoeing
Idioms and Phrases with tiptoeing
see on tiptoe.