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foot British & World English

The lower extremity of the leg below the ankle, on which a person stands or walks

foot English Thesaurus

he trod on someone's foot

foot it in foot British & World English

Cover a distance, especially a long one, on foot

from head to toe British & World English

All over one’s body

on foot British & World English

Walking rather than travelling by car or using other transport

acre-foot British & World English

A unit of volume equal to the volume of a sheet of water one acre (0.405 hectare) in area and one foot (30.48 cm) in depth; 43,560 cubic feet (1233.5 cubic metres)

bun foot British & World English

A foot in the shape of a flattened sphere, used for chairs, tables, or other furniture in the late 17th century

cat's foot British & World English

A small white-flowered creeping plant of the daisy family, with soft white hairs on the flowering stems and undersides of the leaves

claw foot British & World English

A foot on a piece of furniture, shaped to resemble a claw

club foot British & World English

A deformed foot which is twisted so that the sole cannot be placed flat on the ground

my foot! British & World English

Said to express strong contradiction

put foot British & World English

Hurry up; make a prompt start

foot log British & World English

A log used as a simple footbridge

foot pace British & World English

Walking speed

foot rope British & World English

A rope to which the lower edge of a sail is sewn

foot rot British & World English

A bacterial disease of the feet in hoofed animals, especially sheep

foot rule British & World English

A foot-long measuring instrument

lead foot British & World English

A tendency to drive fast

side-foot British & World English

Kick (a ball) with the inside of the foot, especially in soccer

tube foot British & World English

(In an echinoderm) each of a large number of small flexible hollow appendages protruding through the ambulacra, used either for locomotion or for collecting food and operated by hydraulic pressure within the water-vascular system

bear's foot British & World English

A hellebore, which has leaves that are said to resemble a bear’s foot

bird's-foot British & World English

A European plant of the pea family, which bears pods shaped like the foot of a bird

board foot British & World English

A unit of volume for timber equal to 144 cu. inches

crow's foot British & World English

A branching wrinkle at the outer corner of a person’s eye

first-foot British & World English

Be the first person to cross the threshold of the house of (someone) in the New Year, in accordance with a Scottish custom

foot-candle British & World English

A unit of illumination (now little used) equal to that given by a source of one candela at a distance of one foot (equivalent to one lumen per square foot or 10.764 lux)

foot fault British & World English

(In tennis, squash, and similar games) an infringement of the rules made by overstepping the baseline when serving

foot guards British & World English

Infantrymen with a specific guarding role

foot-pound British & World English

A unit of energy equal to the amount required to raise 1 lb a distance of 1 foot

foot valve British & World English

A one-way valve at the inlet of a pipe or the base of a suction pump

hare's-foot British & World English

A slender clover which has soft hairs around the flowers

single-foot British & World English

(Of a horse) walk by moving both legs on each side in alternation, each foot falling separately

spade foot British & World English

A square enlargement at the end of a chair leg

splay-foot British & World English

A broad flat foot turned outward

trench foot British & World English

A painful condition of the feet caused by long immersion in cold water or mud and marked by blackening and death of surface tissue

woolly foot British & World English

A yellowish-brown toadstool with a slender stem, the base of which bears long woolly hairs, found commonly in woodlands in both Eurasia and North America

wrong-foot British & World English

(In a game) play so as to catch (an opponent) off balance

athlete's foot British & World English

A fungal infection affecting mainly the skin between the toes. It is a form of ringworm

on foot of British & World English

Because of; by reason of

foot-dragging British & World English

Reluctance or deliberate delay concerning a decision or action

foot soldier British & World English

A soldier who fights on foot

foot-tapping British & World English

Having or creating a strong rhythmical musical beat

presser foot British & World English

The footplate of a sewing machine which holds the material down on to the part which feeds it under the needle


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