Language: Old English
Origin: ta


1 noun
Related topics: Clothes and Fashion, Human
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)
2DC the part of a shoe or sock that covers the front part of your foot

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

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.

make somebody's toes curl

to make someone feel very embarrassed or uncomfortable

touch your toes

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

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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