Translation of toe in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /təʊ/


  • 1.1 (of foot) dedo (masculine) ([ del pie ]) I dipped a toe in the water metí la punta del pie en el agua from head o tip o top to toe de pies a cabeza, de arriba a abajo to be on one's toes estar* or mantenerse* alerta to keep sb on her/his toes hacer* que algn se mantenga alerta you'll find a baby will keep you on your toes ya verás cómo un bebé te tiene al trote to stand/go toe to toe with sb (American English/inglés norteamericano) estar* a la altura de algn to step o tread on sb's toes [colloquial/familiar] (offend) ofender a algn (lit) pisar a algn
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    • Though the toes of the human foot are generally not capable of independent or precise movement, the flexor muscles of the big toe are vital to our gait.
    • I type this having regained the feeling in my fingers, toes, trapezius, gluteus maximus and cerebral cortex.
    • A bunion occurs as a result of a deformity in the big toe known as hallux valgus, where hallux means the big toe and valgus means abnormal bending towards the other toes.
    1.2 (of sock) punta (feminine); (of shoe) puntera (feminine), punta (feminine)
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    • Cloth shoes do not provide this protection, nor does footwear with open toes and/or heels.
    • I especially love the pointy toes and kitten heels, giving it extra style and some height, making it distinctly feminine.
    • Her white woolen dress hung low, almost covering the toes of her own leather boots.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (toes, toeing, toed)

  • [ball] tocar* con la punta del pie to toe the line o (in American English also/en inglés norteamericano también) mark acatar la disciplina

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