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underfoot

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adverb un·der·foot \-ˈfu̇t\

Simple Definition of underfoot

  • : below your feet

  • : near your feet so as to make movement difficult

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of underfoot

  1. 1 :  under the foot especially against the ground <trampled the flowers underfoot>

  2. 2 :  below, at, or before one's feet <warm sand underfoot>

  3. 3 :  in the way <children always getting underfoot>

Examples of underfoot in a sentence

  1. The ground was slippery underfoot.

  2. We walked with dried leaves crunching underfoot.



13th Century

First Known Use of underfoot

13th century


UNDERFOOT Defined for Kids

underfoot

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adverb un·der·foot \ˌən-dər-ˈfu̇t\

Definition of underfoot for Students

  1. 1 :  under the feet <… the slippery stones slid away underfoot. — Jane Yolen, The Devil's Arithmetic>

  2. 2 :  close about a person's feet :  in the way <My puppy is always underfoot.>




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