wrong–foot

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verb \ˈrȯŋ-ˌfu̇t\

Definition of wrong–foot

chiefly British

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  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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