wrong-foot

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verb \ ˈrȯŋ-ˌfu̇t \

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


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