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parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
on one's toes, step on someone's toes
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one of the jointed extensions on the end of the foot in humans and other vertebrates.
definition 2: a similar part of the foot in other animals.
definition 3: the front section or end of something that is worn on the foot, such as a slipper or sock.
definition 4: something that resembles a toe in shape or location.
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phrase: on one's toes
phrase: step on someone's toes
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: toes, toeing, toed
definition 1: to reach for, touch, or kick with the toes.
definition 2: to hammer in at an angle, as a nail or spike, or to secure or connect by hammering a nail or the like in this way.
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to move or stand with the toes in a particular direction.
She toes inward.
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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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