underfoot

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adverb un·der·foot \ˌən-dər-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.

First Known Use of underfoot

13th century


UNDERFOOT Defined for English Language Learners

underfoot

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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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