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Topic: HUMAN

Language: Old English
Origin: ta

toe

1 noun
     
toe1 S3 [countable]
1HBH one of the five movable parts at the end of your foot [↪ finger]:
He stubbed his toe (=hurt it by kicking it against something) on a rock.
big toe (=the largest of your toes)
toe
2DC the part of a shoe or sock that covers the front part of your foot
3

tread on somebody's toes

British English step on somebody's toes American English to offend someone, especially by becoming involved in something that they are responsible for
4

keep somebody on their toes

to make sure that someone is ready for anything that might happen:
They do random checks to keep workers on their toes.
5

make somebody's toes curl

to make someone feel very embarrassed or uncomfortable
6

touch your toes

to bend downwards so that your hands touch your toes, without bending your knees
7

put/dip a toe in the water

to try a little of something or try an activity for a short time to see if you like it

➔ from head to toe

at head1 (1)

➔ from top to toe

at top1 (22)
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