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toe

 
pronunciation:
to
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
on one's toes, step on someone's toes
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one of the parts of the body that extend from the end of the foot in humans and other animals with backbones. Humans have five toes on each foot.
definition 2: the front part of a shoe, slipper, or sock.
I wore out the toe on my favorite socks.
phrase: on one's toes
phrase: step on someone's toes
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: toes, toeing, toed
definition: to reach for, touch, or kick with the toes.
She toed the water to test the temperature.
derivations: toeless (adj.), toelike (adj.)
Homophone Note
The words toe and tow1 sound alike but have different meanings. If your car breaks down, asking someone for a "toe" won't get you anywhere.
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