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atiptoe

[uh-tip-toh] /əˈtɪpˌtoʊ/
adverb, adjective
1.
standing or walking on tiptoe (usually used predicatively).
2.
eagerly expectant, as anticipating a desired event or arrival:
waiting atiptoe for the mail.
3.
moving with caution or stealth, as avoiding calling attention to one's presence:
She walked atiptoe through the sleeping house.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; a-1 + tiptoe
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