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American English: /toʊ/
British English: /təʊ/

Translation of toe in Spanish:


  • 1 (of foot) 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 somebody on her/his toes
    hacer que alguien 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 somebody (American English)
    estar a la altura de alguien
    to step o tread on somebody's toes [colloquial]
    (offend) ofender a alguien
    (lit) pisar a alguien
    Example sentences
    • 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.

transitive verb toes, toeing, toed

  • (ball)
    tocar con la punta del pie
    to toe the line o (American English also) mark
    acatar la disciplina
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