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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb tiptoe:

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Definition of tiptoe

What does tiptoe mean?

noun

  1. the tip of a toe
    • more generic word: tip = the extreme end of something
    • part of: toe = one of the digits of the foot

verb

  1. walk on one's toes
    • example: The children tiptoe to the playground
    • synonyms of tiptoe: tip / tippytoe
    • more generic word: walk = use one's feet to advance

adverb

  1. on tiptoe or as if on tiptoe
    • example: standing tiptoe

adjective satellite

  1. walking on the tips of ones's toes so as to make no noise
    • example: moving with tiptoe steps
    • similar: quiet

Alternative definition

noun

  1. The tips of one's toes collectively.

verb

  1. To walk quietly when only the tips of the toes touch the ground. [definition from late 14th c.]
  2. Alternative spelling of tip-toe.

Phrases with tiptoe

  1. Tiptoe Around
  2. On Tiptoe

Music

"Tiptoe" is a song written and recorded by American indie rock band Imagine Dragons, for their...

Miscellanea

Tiptoe describes the human body posture and locomotion of removing the heel of one or both feet from the ground. It is quite often used as a slang when the weight is placed on the balls of the feet, rather than literally the tips of the toes, although it could still be used in that case.

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Google previewAnother Encyclopedia of Theme Activities for Young Children (2012)

Over 300 Favorite Activities Created by Teachers by Kathy Charner, Stephanie Roselli, Brittany Roberts

Vocabulary feet jump tiptoe toes walk Children's Books Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh ...

Google previewThe Giant Encyclopedia of Theme Activities for Children 2 to 5 (1993)

Over 600 Favorite Activities Created by Teachers for Teachers by Kathy Charner

Sing "The Witch's Brew" song: Stirring and stirring and stirring our brew ooooooooo oo oooooooooo oo Stirring and stirring and stirring our brew ooooooooo oo oooooooooo oo Tiptoe, tiptoe, tiptoe, BOO! —Sandra Suffoletto Ryan, Buffalo, NY ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Antiquities and Elements of Archaeology, Classical and Mediaeval (1843)

by Thomas Dudley Fosbroke

The large ball, played over head, standing tiptoe, and often jumping .

Google previewEncyclopedia of Antiquities (1843)

And Elements of Archaeology, Classical and Mediæval by Thomas Dudley Fosbroke

c TIPToe. l'Val/ring on, was an affected ancient custom.d Tossrxo IN A BLANKET. The Roman sayalio, only a sagum was used instead of ...

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Video about tiptoe

ESL for Beginners - Common English Verbs - thumb, tilt, tiptoe etc. - Lesson 111

Duration 02:22

Script The man is thumbing a ride. The sky is full of lightning. The girl is tilting her head to her left. The woman is timing a swimmer. The girl is tiptoei...

Scrabble value of T1I1P3T1O1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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