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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

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

  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

  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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