big toe


Definition of big toe

: the innermost and largest toe of the foot

called also great toe

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Toe ring sandals — the sandals where a loop around the big toe helps keep the sandal in place — are still popular. Ellen Warren,, "Black, white, neon? Colorful sneakers create a sock dilemma," 1 July 2019 A few days before the family left for vacation in the Florida Panhandle at the beginning of this month, Kylei scraped her big toe on a skateboard. Indianapolis Star, "She scraped her big toe on her skateboard. Then this Mooresville girl nearly died.," 26 June 2019 Some other stretches to try: Extend your leg and flex your foot up and down a few times; or, extend your leg, placing your heel on the bed, and gently pull your big toe back toward your ankle and hold for 15 to 30 seconds. Emilia Benton, SELF, "How I Treated My Plantar Fasciitis in Time to Run My Best Marathon Yet," 8 May 2019 The actress’ leather ankle booties had a small cutout at the tip, an opening just big enough to showcase the pedicure on, say, one’s big toe. Vogue, "Julia Roberts Pulls Off the Trickiest Boot of the Season," 17 Mar. 2019 Only the offside big toe of Crystal Dunn’s left foot bailed France out of conceding a third. Jonathan Tannenwald, Pro Soccer USA, "France laments painful World Cup loss to U.S. on its home soil," 29 June 2019 Arenado, however, did foul another pitch of his bruised left big toe in the sixth and finished the game in obvious pain. Patrick Saunders, The Denver Post, "Rockies win slugfest over Dodgers to snap 12-game losing streak against Blue Bombers from LA," 28 June 2019 Weave one end of the shoelace into the bottom eyelet closest to your big toe. Alexa Tucker, SELF, "6 Lacing Hacks to Make Your Running Shoes Way More Comfortable," 8 May 2019 Try this toe-against-the-wall stretch: Keeping your heel on the floor, line up your big toe against a wall. SELF, "7 Ways to Treat Your Feet During Marathon Training," 13 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of big toe

1699, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of big toe

: the largest toe on a person's foot

big toe

\ ˌbig- How to pronounce big toe (audio) \

Medical Definition of big toe

: the innermost and largest digit of the foot

called also great toe

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