- a journal or part placed vertically in a bearing, as the lower end of a vertical shaft.
- a curved partial cam lifting the flat surface of a follower and letting it drop; wiper.
verb (used with object), toed, toe·ing.
- to drive (a nail) obliquely.
- to toenail.
verb (used without object), toed, toe·ing.
Words nearby toe
Idioms for toe
Origin of toe
OTHER WORDS FROM toetoe·less, adjectivetoe·like, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH toetoe tow
British Dictionary definitions for step on someone's toes
verb toes, toeing or toed
Derived forms of toetoelike, adjective
Word Origin for toe
Medicine definitions for step on someone's toes
Idioms and Phrases with step on someone's toes (1 of 2)
Also, tread on someone's toes. Hurt or offend someone. For example, Be careful what you say about her losing weight; don't step on her toes, or Would I be stepping on someone's toes if I asked to help out with the party arrangements? This metaphoric idiom transfers physical to emotional pain. [Late 1300s]
Idioms and Phrases with step on someone's toes (2 of 2)
In addition to the idiom beginning with toe
- toe the line
- dip one's toes into
- from head to toe
- on one's toes
- step on someone's toes
- turn up one's toes