Definition of afoot in English:


Syllabification: a·foot
Pronunciation: /əˈfo͝ot

adverb& adjective

1In preparation or progress; happening or beginning to happen: [as predicative adjective]: plans are afoot for a festival
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  • Preparations are afoot, measurements are made, ground is staked out.
  • But plans are already afoot to ensure that the festival is revitalised next year.
  • The other good news is that there are plans afoot for there to be a free festival next year!
going on, happening, around, about, abroad, stirring, circulating, in circulation, at large, in the air/wind;
brewing, looming, in the offing, on the horizon
2chiefly North American On foot: [as adverb]: they were forced to go afoot
More example sentences
  • But to the younger generation, a winter holiday means action- and down through the 'Swamp hollow' and over the hill road they go, afoot or in sleighs, through the drifting snow, to a barn dance at the Centre.
  • I suppose from the looks of things that I shall have to go afoot the rest of the way.
  • She went afoot all the way to our house. I founded her sleeping on the grass in the morning.

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