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Definition of toe
1any of the five digits at the end of the human foot:he cut his big toe on a sharp stone any of the digits of the foot of a quadruped or bird. the part of an item of footwear that covers a person’s toes. 2the lower end, tip, or point of something, in particular. the tip of the head of a golf club, furthest from the shaft. the foot or base of a cliff, slope, or embankment. a flattish portion at the foot of an otherwise steep curve on a graph. a section of a rhizome or similar fleshy root from which a new plant may be propagated.
verb (toes, toeing, toed)
1 [with object] push, touch, or kick (something) with one’s toe:he toed off his shoes and flexed his feet Golf strike (the ball) with the toe of the club. 2 [no object]
) walk with the toes pointed in (or out):he toes out when he walks
(of a pair of wheels) converge (or diverge) slightly at the front:on a turn, the inner wheel toes out more
Keep the e
; it does not follow the usual rule that a final silent e
is dropped when adding endings that begin with a vowel.Do not confuse toe
. The correct phrase is toe the line
, which originally meant 'stand with the tips of the toes exactly touching a line' (for instance, at the start of a race).