- In eager haste: he rushed hotfoot to the planning office to objectMore example sentences
hastily, hurriedly, speedily, quickly, fast, rapidly, swiftly, without delay, in haste, at top speed, at full tilt, as fast as possible; headlong, post-haste, pell-mell, helter-skelter• informal at a lick, like the wind, like greased lightning, at warp speed, like a bomb, like mad, like crazy, like blazesNorth American • informal lickety-split
- He will arrive in Bradford on Avon hotfoot from Highgrove where he will have donned the garb of Father Christmas for the Prince of Wales's Christmas party.
- Ophelia, a spy herself, comes hotfoot to tell of Hamlet's first piece of odd behaviour.
- British withdrawal from ‘East of Suez ‘brought the Soviet navy hotfoot into the Indian Ocean, not least from Vladivostok.’
verb(hotfoot it) [with adverbial of direction] Back to top
- Walk or run quickly and eagerly: we hotfooted it after himMore example sentences
hurry, dash, run, race, sprint, bolt, dart, gallop, career, charge, shoot, hurtle, hare, bound, fly, speed, zoom, streak, make haste, hasten• informal tear, belt, pelt, scoot, zap, zip, whip, leg it, steam, go like a bat out of hell, burn rubberScottish • informal wheechNorth American • vulgar slang drag/tear/haul ass
- Mildly depressed, Taylor hotfooted it to Caithness for a bit of regenerative soul searching, and was introduced to MacKay through a mutual friend.
- They had hotfooted it north in their hundreds to record the first sighting of a rare Snowy Egret on the Isle of Seil, near Oban.
- In no mood to argue, I hotfooted it off the train at the next station.