To toe in
Toe Toe, v. i. To hold or carry the toes (in a certain way). [1913 Webster]

{To toe in}, to stand or carry the feet in such a way that the toes of either foot incline toward the other.

{To toe out}, to have the toes of each foot, in standing or walking, incline from the other foot. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • To draw in — draw draw (dr[add]), v. t. [imp. {Drew} (dr[udd]); p. p. {Drawn} (dr[add]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Drawing}.] [OE. dra[yogh]en, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • toe-to-toe — adverb go/stand/fight etc. toe to toe (with someone) AMERICAN to argue or fight with someone in a very determined way: The two candidates will go toe to toe in a televised debate. ╾ ,toe to toe adjective …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • To toe out — Toe Toe, v. i. To hold or carry the toes (in a certain way). [1913 Webster] {To toe in}, to stand or carry the feet in such a way that the toes of either foot incline toward the other. {To toe out}, to have the toes of each foot, in standing or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • toe-to-toe — adverb in close combat or at close quarters they fought toe to toe for the nomination * * * adv informal used to describe a fight in which two people stand close together facing each other They fought each other toe to toe. He went toe to toe (in …   Useful english dictionary

  • toe to toe — (figurative) In close, direct confrontation (toe to toeˈ adjective) • • • Main Entry: ↑toe * * * (of two people) standing directly in front of one another, esp. in order to fight or argue …   Useful english dictionary

  • toe-to-toe — ☆ toe to toe [tō′tə tō′ ] adv., adj. in close and direct confrontation, competition, etc. [going toe to toe with one s critics, toe to toe combat] …   English World dictionary

  • toe-to-toe — toe′ to toe′ adj. 1) cvb being in direct confrontation 2) cvb in a position of direct confrontation: slugging it out toe to toe[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • toe-in — toe′ in n. aum the slight forward convergence given to the front wheels of an automobile to improve steering qualities • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • toe-in — [tō′in΄] n. nearly parallel alignment of the front wheels of a motor vehicle such that the front edges are slightly closer together and so provide necessary tension on the steering linkage …   English World dictionary

  • toe-to-toe — UK / US adverb go/stand/fight etc toe to toe (with someone) American to argue or fight with someone in a very determined way Derived word: toe to toe UK / US adjective …   English dictionary

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