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Definition of tiptoe verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

tiptoe

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈtɪptəʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪptoʊ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they tiptoe
BrE BrE//ˈtɪptəʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪptoʊ//
 
he / she / it tiptoes
BrE BrE//ˈtɪptəʊz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪptoʊz//
 
past simple tiptoed
BrE BrE//ˈtɪptəʊd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪptoʊd//
 
past participle tiptoed
BrE BrE//ˈtɪptəʊd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪptoʊd//
 
-ing form tiptoeing
BrE BrE//ˈtɪptəʊɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪptoʊɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] (+ adv./prep.) to walk using the front parts of your feet only, so that other people cannot hear you I tiptoed over to the window. I let myself in with my key and tiptoed up the stairs. She tiptoed back into the room when he was asleep.
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