Dictionary

underfoot

adverb un·der·foot \-ˈft\

: below your feet

: near your feet so as to make movement difficult

Full Definition of UNDERFOOT

1
:  under the foot especially against the ground <trampled the flowers underfoot>
2
:  below, at, or before one's feet <warm sand underfoot>
3
:  in the way <children always getting underfoot>
ADVERTISEMENT

Examples of UNDERFOOT

  1. The ground was slippery underfoot.
  2. We walked with dried leaves crunching underfoot.

First Known Use of UNDERFOOT

13th century
UNDERFOOT Defined for Kids

underfoot

adverb un·der·foot \ˌən-dər-ˈft\

Definition of UNDERFOOT for Kids

1
:  under the feet <… the slippery stones slid away underfoot. — Jane Yolen, The Devil's Arithmetic>
2
:  close about a person's feet :  in the way <My puppy is always underfoot.>

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: underframePrevious Word in the Dictionary: underfold All Words Near: underfoot
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears