make one's toes curl

Definition of make one's toes curl


  1. :  to cause one to have a very strong and usually unpleasant feeling (such as a feeling of being embarrassed, annoyed, etc.) Just thinking about my old boyfriend makes my toes curl.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  behave, act

    :  to begin or seem to begin (an action)

    :  to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. :  the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

    :  brand

    :  the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

toeplay toes
  1. :  one of the terminal members of the vertebrate foot

    :  the fore end of a foot or hoof

    :  a terminal segment of a limb of an invertebrate

  1. :  to furnish with a toe

    :  to touch, reach, or drive with the toe

    :  to drive (something, such as a nail) obliquely

  1. :  to form (as the hair) into coils or ringlets

    :  to form into a curved shape :  twist

    :  to furnish with curls

  1. :  a lock of hair that coils :  ringlet

    :  something having a spiral or winding form :  coil

    :  the action of curling :  the state of being curled

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