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stub (one's) toe

To forcefully and accidentally jam a single toe against a hard surface or object. I couldn't walk for nearly 10 minutes after stubbing my big toe. We're always stubbing our toes on this darn coffee table!
See also: stub, toe
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At nine o'clock he stubbed his toe on a rocky ledge, and from sheer weariness and weakness staggered and fell.
I am not joking, but he stubbed his toe first and then hit the ball.
"Danny Ventre will see a specialist next week for a knee problem while Dean Jarvis will also miss the game as he stubbed his toe in the Drogheda match."
The healthy teenage boy had stubbed his toe during a wrestling match, then developed fever, fatigue, and buttock and back pain, along with swelling and pain in the toe 4 days later.
The former Ryder Cup player - it was on this very course he made his debut two years ago - stubbed his toe in his hotel room on Friday night.
But there was a minor disaster when he stubbed his toe at a 737 team meeting in Cardiff's Cameo Club.
Wayne Rooney had the supporters' hearts in their mouths earlier when he stubbed his toe and limped away.
Hodgson stubbed his toe during the Leicester game a fortnight ago, and the number 10 duties remain with in-form Welshman Lee Thomas.
As we were walking on the sidewalk in front of Civic Stadium, my husband stubbed his toe on a raised portion of sidewalk and fell.
There were three bloody fingerprints on the cellar door, which Newton said he had done when he stubbed his toe.
Trying to avoid a wheelbarrow, he stubbed his toe, tripped on scaffolding and smashed his knee on a concrete base on November 25, 2005.
The midfielder, who has been a regular in the North End side this season, stubbed his toe on a coffee table in the middle of the night and the table's marble top fell off and landed on his foot.
He stubbed his toe getting out of bed to see who it was.