toe

[ toh ]
/ toʊ /

noun

verb (used with object), toed, toe·ing.

verb (used without object), toed, toe·ing.

to stand, walk, etc., with the toes in a specified position: to toe in.
to tap with the toe, as in dancing.

Idioms for toe

Origin of toe

before 900; Middle English; Old English tā; cognate with Dutch teen, German Zehe, Old Norse

OTHER WORDS FROM toe

toe·less, adjectivetoe·like, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH toe

toe tow
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British Dictionary definitions for step on someone's toes

toe
/ (təʊ) /

noun

verb toes, toeing or toed

Derived forms of toe

toelike, adjective

Word Origin for toe

Old English tā; related to Old Frisian tāne, Old Norse tā, Old High German zēha, Latin digitus finger
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Medicine definitions for step on someone's toes

toe
[ tō ]

n.

Any of the digits of a foot.
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Idioms and Phrases with step on someone's toes (1 of 2)

step on someone's toes

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)

toe

In addition to the idiom beginning with toe

  • toe the line

also see:

  • dip one's toes into
  • from head to toe
  • on one's toes
  • step on someone's toes
  • turn up one's toes
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