wrong-foot

verb \ ˈrȯŋ-ˌfu̇t \

Definition of wrong-foot

wrong-footed; wrong-footing; wrong-foots
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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