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afoot

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of afoot

  1. being in progress or development plans are afoot for a new sports stadium in the city Synonyms ongoing, proceedingRelated Words functioning, happening, operating, working; afloat, alive, going; advancing, continuing, gainingNear Antonyms receding, regressing, retrogressingAntonyms arrested, ended, halted, stalled, stopped


afoot

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of afoot

  1. in progress although the drug just got released, research for a more effective medication is already afoot Synonyms under way, under weighNear Antonyms deferred, delayed, postponed; suspended


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