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American English: /fʊt/
British English: /fʊt/

Translation of foot in Spanish:

noun plural feet

  • 1 countable
    (of person) pie (masculine)
    (of animal) pata (feminine)
    (on sewing machine) pie (masculine)
    to be on one's feet
    estar de pie
    it was a long time before she was on her feet again
    tardó mucho en recuperarse
    they got the company back on its feet
    volvieron a levantar la compañía
    to get or rise to one's feet
    pararse (Latin America)
    to keep one's feet
    mantenerse en pie
    go home and put your feet up
    vete a casa a descansar
    to sit/kneel at somebody's feet
    sentarse/arrodillarse a los pies de alguien
    he had never set foot in a church before
    nunca había pisado una iglesia or entrado en una iglesia antes
    to go/come on foot
    ir/venir a pie or caminando or andando
    a foot in the doorit's a way of getting your foot in the door
    es una manera de introducirte or de meterte en la empresa ( or la profesión etc. )
    once they have their foot in the door, you can't get rid of them
    si les abres la puerta, ya no te los sacas de encima
    my foot! [colloquial]impossible my foot, a child could have done it!
    ¡qué imposible ni que niño muerto or ni que ocho cuartos! ¡hasta un niño lo podría haber hecho! [colloquial]
    delicate condition my foot!
    ¡estado delicado mi or tu abuela! [colloquial]
    not to put a foot wrong
    no dar un paso en falso
    no cometer ni un error
    the shoe's or (British) boot's on the other foot
    se ha dado vuelta la tortilla
    to be able to think on one's feet
    ser capaz de pensar con rapidez
    to be dead or asleep on one's feet
    no poder tenerse en pie
    to be on the back foot
    estar a la defensiva
    to be out on one's feet
    no poder tenerse en pie
    to be rushed or run off one's feet
    estar agobiado de trabajo
    to fall or land on one's feetshe always seems to land on her feet
    siempre le sale todo redondo
    to find one's feetit didn't take him long to find his feet in his new school
    no tardó en habituarse a la nueva escuela
    to get cold feet (about something)she got cold feet
    le entró miedo y se echó atrás
    to get off on the wrong foot
    empezar con el pie izquierdo or con mal pie
    to have a foot in both camps
    nadar entre dos aguas
    to have feet of clay [literary]
    tener pies de barro
    to have itchy or itching feet
    ser inquieto
    after too long in the same job I start to get itchy feet
    si estoy demasiado tiempo en el mismo trabajo me entran ganas de cambiar de aires
    to have one foot in the grave [colloquial]
    estar con un pie en la sepultura
    to have one's feet on the ground
    tener los pies sobre la tierra
    I hope he keeps his feet on the ground now he's been promoted
    espero que no se le suba el ascenso a la cabeza
    to put one's best foot forward
    (hurry) apretar el paso
    (do one's best) esmerarse para causar la mejor impresión
    to put one's foot down
    (be firm) imponerse
    no ceder
    (accelerate vehicle) [colloquial]
    apretar el acelerador
    meterle (Latin America) [colloquial]
    to put one's foot in it [colloquial]
    meter la pata [colloquial]
    to put one's foot in one's mouth [colloquial]
    meter la pata [colloquial]
    cometer una gaffe
    to stand on one's own two feet
    valerse por sí ( oretc. ) mismo
    to sweep somebody off her/his feetshe was swept off her feet by an older man
    se enamoró perdidamente de un hombre mayor que ella
    under somebody's feetthe cat keeps getting under my feet
    el gato siempre me anda alrededor or siempre se me está atravesando
    hand 1 2
    Example sentences
    • The Antipodes were the body's extremities, its feet or its finger nails.
    • Loop one end of the tubing around the ball of the foot with the injured ankle.
    • This slows blood circulation and causes even more fluid to build up in your feet and ankles.
    Example sentences
    • The floor of the print tends to be drawn upwards as the animal withdrew its foot from wet and sticky sediments.
    • They have an opposable hallux on their hind feet, and their pelage is soft, thick, and wooly.
    • The animal takes off with a push from its large and muscular hind limbs and lands on its hind feet and tail.
    Example sentences
    • A presser foot, for a sewing machine for use in sewing slide fasteners to garments, has a foot portion pivotally mounted on a vertically movable presser bar.
    • When threading up any sewing machine make sure the foot is 'up' as this opens the tension disks and the thread goes between.
  • 2 (bottom, lower end) (no plural) the foot of the hill
    el pie de la montaña
    at the foot of the page
    a pie de página
    the foot of the bed
    los pies de la cama
    Example sentences
    • Tomorrow, the team will be dropped by helicopter into the jungle and must trek to their base at the foot of a volcano.
    • He came on with Jessica St Rose aka Pepper Sauce, as her small but vibrant fan base rushed to the foot of the stage.
    • The dive base lay at the foot of a steep boulder slope, overhung by a high, arched ceiling adorned with enormous stalactites.
  • 3 countable (measure)
    plural foot or feet
    he is six foot or feet tall
    mide seis pies
    Example sentences
    • Takeshi stood a good six feet tall for a young man of 16.
    • He stood six feet tall and was covered in coarse black fur.
    • The center was a large room a good five hundred feet in diameter and several stories high.
  • 4 uncountable (esp British) [dated] (infantry) an army of 5000 foot
    un ejército de 5.000 hombres a pie
  • 5 countable (in poetry)
    Example sentences
    • A trochee is a metrical foot of two syllables, the first long and the second short.
    • The division of a line of poetry into feet is much like the division of a musical phrase into bars.
    • But she genuinely excels on those occasions when she employs a mixture of metrical feet.

transitive verb

  • it's always Paul who foots the bill
    siempre es Paul quien paga
    the company is footing the bill for all the expenses
    la compañía corre con or se hace cargo de todos los gastos
    to foot it
    ir a pie
    ir a pata [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Contrary to international law, it will be the world that foots the bill, estimated at $50-60 million.
    • But isn't the public, which currently foots the bill for one third of RTE's total revenue, entitled to know exactly where their money is going?
    • But, regardless of the squabbling, who foots the bill?
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