afoot

adverb or adjective \ ə-ˈfu̇t \

Definition of afoot

1 :on foot
2 :in the process of development :under way
  • a plan is afoot to build a new school

First Known Use of afoot

13th century


AFOOT Defined for English Language Learners

afoot

adjective

Definition of afoot for English Language Learners

  • : developing or happening now : in progress


AFOOT Defined for Kids

afoot

adverb or adjective \ ə-ˈfu̇t \

Definition of afoot for Students

1 :on foot
  • traveled afoot
2 :happening now :going on
  • We sensed that there was trouble afoot.


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