Definition of Toe-to-toe

1. Adverb. In close combat or at close quarters. "They fought toe-to-toe for the nomination"

Definition of Toe-to-toe

1. Adjective. Positioned facing another, with the toes touching ¹



2. Adjective. (idiomatic) against, in opposition. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Toe-to-toe

todralazine
todraw
todrive
tods
tody
toe-crack
toe-drop
toe-hold
toe-in
toe-poke
toe-tappers
toe-tappingly
toe-to-toe (current term)
toe cheese
toe clonus
toe crack
toe dance
toe dancing
toe edge
toe edges
toe hold
toe itch
toe jam
toe jams
toe jobs
toe phenomenon

Literary usage of Toe-to-toe

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1. The Journals of Washington Irving (hitherto Unpublished) by Washington Irving (1919)
"The day broke and showed them still seated toe to toe with the light burning between them. Arkansas — continual succession of gentle, fertile, ..."

2. A Practical Treatise on the Steel Square and Its Application to Everyday Use by Frederick Thomas Hodgson (1913)
"So in the same way lay out, not from "toe to toe," but from "toe to heel," or on the line BO. In practice it is always best to lay out the mortises for the ..."

3. Notes on Track: Construction and Maintenance by Walter Mason Camp (1904)
"The toe-to-toe width of roadbed with trough-shaped ditches varies from about 22 to 28 ft., for single-track roads, although both wider and narrower ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"... from which it differs in consisting of a succession of springs from toe to toe, instead of a scries of steps from toe to heel. As an athletic exercise, ..."

5. Heredity, Health and Personal Beauty by John Vietch Shoemaker (1890)
"THE ART OF WALKING. area bounded by the outer edges of the feet and imaginary lines drawn respectively from toe to toe and heel to heel, the base upon which ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... from which it differs in consisting of a succession of springs from toe to toe, instead of a series of steps from toe to heel. As an athletic exercise, ..."

7. The Carpenter's Cyclopedia: Comprising Modern Carpentry, Plain and Advanced by Frederick Thomas Hodgson (1913)
"So in the way lay out, not from "toe to toe," but "toe to heel," or on the line BO. In prac- is always best to lay out the mortises for :aning braces in the ..."

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