Definition of underfoot
1 : under the foot especially against the ground <trampled the flowers underfoot>
2 : below, at, or before one's feet <warm sand underfoot>
3 : in the way <children always getting underfoot>
Examples of underfoot in a sentence
The ground was slippery underfoot.
We walked with dried leaves crunching underfoot.
First Known Use of underfoot
UNDERFOOT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of underfoot for English Language Learners
: below your feet
: near your feet so as to make movement difficult
UNDERFOOT Defined for Kids
Definition of underfoot for Students
1 : under the feet <… the slippery stones slid away underfoot. — Jane Yolen, The Devil's Arithmetic>
2 : close about a person's feet : in the way <My puppy is always underfoot.>
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