wrong-foot

verb
\ ˈrȯŋ-ˌfu̇t How to pronounce wrong-foot (audio) \
wrong-footed; wrong-footing; wrong-foots

Definition of wrong-foot

transitive verb

chiefly British
: to cause (someone, such as an opponent in soccer or tennis) to lean into or step with the wrong foot broadly : to disrupt the equilibrium of a speed and flexibility that repeatedly wrong-footed his enemies — Anthony Lloyd

First Known Use of wrong-foot

1928, in the meaning defined above

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“Wrong-foot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wrong-foot. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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