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1hotfoot

adverb hot·foot \ˈhät-ˌft\

Definition of HOTFOOT

:  in haste

Examples of HOTFOOT

  1. <lowered his plane hotfoot onto a pasture when the engine started to sputter>

First Known Use of HOTFOOT

14th century

2hotfoot

verb

: to go quickly

Full Definition of HOTFOOT

intransitive verb
:  to go hotfoot :  hurry —usually used with it

First Known Use of HOTFOOT

1896

3hotfoot

noun
plural hotfoots

Definition of HOTFOOT

:  a practical joke in which a match is surreptitiously inserted between the upper and the sole of a victim's shoe and lighted

First Known Use of HOTFOOT

1934

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