- 1one of the five small parts that stick out from the foot the big/little toe (= the largest/smallest toe) I stubbed my toe on the step. Can you touch your toes? (= by bending over while keeping your legs straight)
- 2the part of a sock, shoe, etc. that covers the toes He kicked the ground with the toe of his boot.
- 3-toed (in adjectives) having the type or number of toes mentioned open-toed sandals a three-toed sloth see also pigeon-toed Idioms
nounjump to other results
to refuse to do something or to change your mind about something They dug in their heels and would not lower the price.
dig your heels/toes injump to other results
to start doing something very carefully to see if it will be successful or not We decided to dip a toe in the computer games market.
dip a toe in/into something, dip a toe in/into the water (informal)jump to other results
covering your whole body We were covered from head to foot in mud. She was dressed from head to toe in red.
from head to foot/toejump to other results
completely; all over
from top to toejump to other results
(used of two people or groups) to directly oppose each other He went toe to toe with the boss this morning.
go/stand/fight toe to toe (with somebody)jump to other results
to make sure that someone is ready to deal with anything that might happen by doing things that they are not expecting Surprise visits help to keep the staff on their toes.
keep somebody on their toesjump to other results
to make someone feel embarrassed or uncomfortable
make somebody's toes curljump to other results
to offend or annoy someone, especially by getting involved in something that is their responsibility
step on somebody's toes (informal)jump to other results