wrong-foot


wrong–foot

verb, \ˈrŋ-ˌft\

Definition of WRONG-FOOT

transitive verb
:  to cause (as an opponent in soccer or tennis) to lean into or step with the wrong foot; broadly :  to disrupt the equilibrium of <a speed and flexibility that repeatedly wrong–footed his enemies — Anthony Lloyd>

First Known Use of WRONG-FOOT

1928

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