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  • v. To kick (the ball) hard and far with the toe end of the boot.
  • n. A hard kick to a football with the toe end of the boot.


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  • Gómez provided ultimate revenge with a delicious 65th-minute free-kick and Hugo Rodallega doubled the Lancashire club's season tally with a fortuitous toe-poke late on.

    Mick McCarthy offers no defence of Karl Henry after defeat at Wigan

  • But Goldenballs comes back, lines up a third as if he is going to smash it and, once his opponent has taken a step to his right, wrongfoots him with a gentle toe-poke into the other corner, the ball sticking out its tongue as it goes.

    David Beckham: I'd love to play for Team GB at the 2012 Olympics

  • This is a side, he has told his players, who can be brilliant in thrilling, sporadic flashes, but who were only a miscued Nicklas Bendtner toe-poke from being eliminated against Arsenal in the last 16.

    Alex Ferguson says Manchester United will be well primed for Barcelona

  • The chance remains thanks to two fortuitous goals, the left-back Rachel Unitt's 78th-minute cross that dropped over the hapless goalkeeper Ainhoa Tirapu into the net and White's 12 yard toe-poke which was hit more in hope than expectation.

    England women produce late revival in Spain to avoid World Cup blow

  • After Dortmund rallied, Arsenal had a great chance to double their lead as Aaron Ramsey's toe-poke put Gervinho clear and although the Ivory Coast forward rounded the goalkeeper, he had allowed covering defender Mats Hummels enough time to knock the ball behind.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • The ground's announcer hailed it "goal of the season", though Martin Allen, in one of the more bizarre pitchside half-time interviews conducted on the big screens, suggested it was more of a toe-poke.

    The Guardian World News

  • Ba now has three from three starts and his diving header against Liverpool was superb, a thrilling blend of power and accuracy, although not as superb as Scott Parker's goal, the midfielder's opener a beautiful toe-poke that curved tantalisingly out of Pepe Reina's reach.

    The Guardian World News

  • After 34 minutes Nasri linked with Gaël Clichy, exchanged passes with Aguero, and ran off Lennon before squaring for Dzeko to toe-poke in ahead of Kaboul.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • Once Thomas Müller had scored a classic Gerd Müller goal, a determined toe-poke following some splendid work from the rejuvenated Franck Ribéry, it was all over.

    The Guardian World News

  • He was comfortably marshaled by Chris Baird with his first chance and could then only muster a weak toe-poke straight at Mark Schwarzer with his second opportunity. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph


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