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set foot on

Definition of set foot on

  1. :  to walk on (something) <Neil Armstrong was the first man to set foot on the surface of the moon.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to cause to sit :  place in or on a seat

    :  to put (a fowl) on eggs to hatch them

    :  to put (eggs) for hatching under a fowl or into an incubator

  1. :  the act or action of setting

    :  the condition of being set

    :  a number of things of the same kind that belong or are used together

  1. :  intent, determined

    :  intentional, premeditated

    :  fixed by authority or appointment :  prescribed, specified

footplay
  1. :  the terminal part of the vertebrate leg upon which an individual stands

    :  an invertebrate organ of locomotion or attachment

    :  a ventral muscular surface or process of a mollusk

  1. :  dance

    :  to go on foot

    :  to make speed :  move


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