be run/rushed off one's feet

Definition of be run/rushed off one's feet


  1. :  to be very busy We are run off our feet trying to fill orders.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to go faster than a walk

    :  to go steadily by springing steps so that both feet leave the ground for an instant in each step

    :  to move at a fast gallop

  1. :  an act or the action of running :  continued rapid movement

    :  a quickened gallop

    :  a migration of fish (as up or down a river) especially to spawn

  1. :  being in a melted state

    :  made from molten material :  cast in a mold

    :  having made a migration or spawning run

rushplay rushed
  1. :  any of various monocotyledonous often tufted marsh plants (as of the genera Juncus and Luzula of the family Juncaceae, the rush family) with cylindrical often hollow stems which are used in bottoming chairs and plaiting mats

  1. :  to move forward, progress, or act with haste or eagerness or without preparation

    :  to advance a football by running plays

    :  to push or impel on or forward with speed, impetuosity, or violence

  1. :  a violent forward motion

    :  attack, onset

    :  a surging of emotion

  1. :  requiring or marked by special speed or urgency

  1. :  from a place or position

    :  away from land

    :  at a distance in space or time

  1. : used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

    :  to seaward of

    :  from the possession or charge of

  1. :  seaward

    :  right

    :  more removed or distant

  1. :  to go away :  depart

    :  kill, murder

  1. : office; officer; official

  1. : plural offoot

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to cast off or become cast off

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