tiptoe /ˈtɪptəʊ/ noun
from tip (n.1) + toe (n.) tip: "extreme end of something, top of something round or pointed, metal attachment to the end of something,"
on tiptoe or on (your) tiptoes
: with your toes touching the ground and your heels raised up
She stood on tiptoe to reach a book on the top shelf.
She was/wasn't walkig on tiptoes at the subway station.
tiptoe verb [intransitive]
tiptoes tiptoed tiptoed tiptoeing
:(+ adv./prep.) to walk with your heels raised up and only your toes touching the ground
She tiptoed to work since her heels were injured.
Gru tiptoed into the house, trying to avoid being noticed by his dog.