Definition of toe verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

toe

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//təʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//toʊ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they toe
BrE BrE//təʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//toʊ//
 
he / she / it toes
BrE BrE//təʊz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//toʊz//
 
past simple toed
BrE BrE//təʊd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//toʊd//
 
past participle toed
BrE BrE//təʊd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//toʊd//
 
-ing form toeing
BrE BrE//ˈtəʊɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtoʊɪŋ//
 
 
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Word Origin Old English , of Germanic origin; related to Dutch tee and German Zeh, Zehe. Current senses of the verb date from the mid 19th cent.Idioms
toe the line(North American English also toe the mark)
 
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to say or do what somebody in authority tells you to say or do, even if you do not share the same opinions, etc. One or two of them refused to toe the line. to toe the party line
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: toe