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fleet-footed

Syllabification: fleet-foot·ed
Pronunciation: /ˌflētˈfo͝odəd
 
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Definition of fleet-footed in English:

adjective

Nimble and fast on one’s feet: the fleet-footed sprinter captured his third gold medal
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  • A nimble and fleet-footed attack-minded midfielder, he bagged seven goals in just 19 starts and having just turned 20 is expected to get better and better.
  • A solitary messenger, no doubt one of those accompanying the hunting party, rode up on a swift, fleet-footed grey horse.
  • He says future biomechanical studies of fossils like the recently found foot bones could determine just how fleet-footed large terror birds were.

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