underfoot

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adverb un·der·foot \-ˈfu̇t\

Definition of underfoot

  1. 1 :  under the foot especially against the ground <trampled the flowers underfoot>

  2. 2 :  below, at, or before one's feet <warm sand underfoot>

  3. 3 :  in the way <children always getting underfoot>

Examples of underfoot in a sentence

  1. The ground was slippery underfoot.

  2. We walked with dried leaves crunching underfoot.

13th Century

First Known Use of underfoot

13th century


UNDERFOOT Defined for English Language Learners

underfoot

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adverb un·der·foot \-ˈfu̇t\

Definition of underfoot for English Language Learners

  • : below your feet

  • : near your feet so as to make movement difficult


UNDERFOOT Defined for Kids

underfoot

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adverb un·der·foot \ˌən-dər-ˈfu̇t\

Definition of underfoot for Students

  1. 1 :  under the feet <… the slippery stones slid away underfoot. — Jane Yolen, The Devil's Arithmetic>

  2. 2 :  close about a person's feet :  in the way <My puppy is always underfoot.>


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