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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Besides stress fractures, the lack of support in the usually flat-bottomed flip flop leaves people vulnerable to stubbing toes, spraining ankles or tearing ligaments, not to mention cuts, scrapes, bruises and blisters.
Seeing bad weather when opening the curtains, stubbing toes and having no milk for a morning cuppa are other contributory factors.
quickly restored when it was seen that parishioners, who were used to rubbing the saints' feet "for good luck," were absentmindedly reaching into the niches, as if the saints were still there, and dislocating shoulders, stubbing toes or otherwise bringing about possible insurance claims.
7 Stubbing toes on bedside tables leaping out of bed