stub (one's) toe

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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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"You dont ever think about missing an extended period of time, just from like a stubbed toe."
CHARLIE MULGREW stopped short of putting his foot in it over Leigh Griffiths when he revealed a stubbed toe could have cost him a Scotland cap.
Album opener Skulldiggin reverberates with buzzing guitar and Lewis's vocal howl, part Jimi Hendrix cool, part James Brown carnality and stubbed toe anguish.
Edwards referred to a case of an SSTI that started with a stubbed toe and progressed to a disseminated staphylococcal infection and endocarditis --illustrating that "even with an apparently limited minor staph infection, it always should go through our minds that this could be one that's more serious."
"You can look up any ailment in the book that you can think of - from situational ailments like moving home or being stuck in a traffic jam to physical ailments like having a stubbed toe or a broken bone, to emotional ailments like being shy or embarrassed.
She said it started with a stubbed toe, which led to infection and the discovery that she had diabetes.
Whether a stubbed toe in the middle of the night, cutting your drunk body out of your car that just killed a family of four, or fighting your brush or house fire, we put hours of yearly training and fund raising into what we do, in the midst of trying to live and enjoy the life that you do.
All it takes is an aching stubbed toe, and off you totter to consult cyberspace.
Lancashire fast bowler Anderson revealed after his 5-23 had helped England into a 2-1 lead against South Africa at St George's on Sunday that he had needed some treatment for the stubbed toe on his left foot.
A stubbed toe doesn't sound like the most serious ache or pain that anybody has had to contend with.
Thank goodness the pain from a stubbed toe only lasts a short time.
Many people believe a bad day gets an early start (with that stubbed toe, for instance) and then escalates (with traffic gridlock).
"What does a stubbed toe or a splinter in a finger have to do with your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, suffering a heart attack or succumbing to colon cancer?" That was the question posed by a recent article in Time magazine.
Even a slight floor height difference can pose a tripping (or stubbed toe!) hazard.