afoot

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adverb or adjective \ə-ˈfu̇t\

Definition of afoot

  1. 1 :  on foot

  2. 2 :  in the process of development :  under way <a plan is afoot to build a new school>

13th Century

First Known Use of afoot

13th century


AFOOT Defined for English Language Learners

afoot

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adverb or adjective \ə-ˈfu̇t\

Definition of afoot for English Language Learners

  • : developing or happening now : in progress


AFOOT Defined for Kids

afoot

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adverb or adjective \ə-ˈfu̇t\

Definition of afoot for Students

  1. 1 :  on foot <traveled afoot>

  2. 2 :  happening now :  going on <We sensed that there was trouble afoot.>



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