Definitions

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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of tiptoe.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Jack shrugs and nods and she tiptoes out of the silent dining room.

    Claudia Ricci: Seeing Red -- "Hey Readers: Are you Out There?"

  • His fingers tightened on her upper arm and he dragged her to her feet, her face ending up inches from his as she teetered on her tiptoes.

    Healing the Highlander

  • “What about now,” she whispered, stretching up on her tiptoes to run her tongue across his bottom lip.

    Healing the Highlander

  • Clasping the bundle to her chest, she rose up on her tiptoes and kissed his cheek before hurrying to the tub.

    Healing the Highlander

  • She stood up on her tiptoes, pressed her finger to his mouth.

    Rogue Oracle

  • It was nearly six feet above the floor, but Michael was six feet and one and a half inches tall, so he could see through the hole if he stood on his tiptoes.

    The Omega Theory

  • She stops smoothly, then on tiptoes walks the bike around in a semi-circle to face me again.

    Release

  • The dancers tittered on the tiptoes of expectancy.

    The Wife of a King

  • More than one convict's dereliction was shunted off on me, and was paid for by me in the dungeon on bread and water, or in being triced up by the thumbs on my tiptoes for long hours, each hour of which was longer than the memory of any life I have ever lived.

    Chapter 2

  • "Bloomin 'hamateur!" she hissed as she went past, and the next instant she was on the stage, graciously bowing to the audience, while the small, dark man twirled extravagantly about on his tiptoes.

    Amateur Night

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