Definition of toe noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    toe

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//toʊ//
     
     
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  1. 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)
  2. 2the part of a sock, shoe, etc. that covers the toes He kicked the ground with the toe of his boot.
  3. 3-toed (in adjectives) having the type or number of toes mentioned open-toed sandals a three-toed sloth see also pigeon-toed
  4. Idioms
    dig your heels/toes in
     
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    to refuse to do something or to change your mind about something They dug in their heels and would not lower the price.
    dip a toe in/into something,dip a toe in/into the water(informal)
     
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    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.
    from head to foot/toe
     
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    covering your whole body We were covered from head to foot in mud. She was dressed from head to toe in red.
    from top to toe
     
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    completely; all over
    go/stand/fight toe to toe (with somebody)
     
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    (used of two people or groups) to directly oppose each other He went toe to toe with the boss this morning.
    keep somebody on their toes
     
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    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.
    make somebody's toes curl
     
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    to make someone feel embarrassed or uncomfortable
    step on somebody's toes(informal)
     
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    to offend or annoy someone, especially by getting involved in something that is their responsibility
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: toe