foot

foot
I UK [fʊt] / US noun
Word forms "foot":
singular foot plural feet UK [fiːt] / US [fɪt]
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1) [countable] the part of your body at the end of your leg, on which you stand

Mary slid her feet into her sandals.

wipe your feet:

He wiped his feet on the mat.

stamp your feet:

They stamped their feet to keep warm (= brought them down hard on the ground).

shuffle your feet:

He looked at the teacher and shuffled his feet nervously.

beneath/under your feet:

The deck was slippery beneath her feet.

a) [countable] the part of a piece of clothing that covers your foot

a hole in the foot of her tights

b) [only before noun] operated using your foot or feet

a foot brake/pump

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boot I, left I, shoot I, stand I, think I
2) [countable]

Word forms "foot":
plural feet or foot a unit used for measuring length, containing 12 inches and equal to about 30 centimetres

The house is 275 feet above sea level.

The dining room measures 30 foot by 10.

We had over two feet of snow last night.

...feet long/high/wide/tall:

The boat is 25 feet long.

3)
a) [singular] the bottom of a slope, hill, set of stairs etc
foot of:

She paused at the foot of the stairs.

foot of a mountain/hill/slope/cliff:

We camped that night at the foot of the mountain.

b) the bottom of a page or a column of words or numbers

There was an error message at the foot of the page.

4)
a) [singular] the end of a bed where you put your feet
foot of:

Henry stood at the foot of the bed.

b) the end of a table opposite to the end where the most important person sits

A young officer at the foot of the table objected to the plan.

5) [countable] literature a section of a line of poetry that consists of one syllable (= part of a word) that you emphasize when speaking and one or more syllables that you do not emphasize

get/leap/rise/stagger etc to your feet — to stand up in a particular way after you have been sitting or lying

Steve pushed the blankets aside and rose to his feet.

get off on the right/wrong foot with someone — to immediately establish a good/bad relationship with someone when you first meet them or first start working with them

I got off on the wrong foot with Patrick.

have/get cold feet — to suddenly feel nervous about doing something that you have planned or agreed to do

Sally got cold feet at the last moment and called off the wedding.

have/keep your feet on the ground — to keep a sensible and practical attitude to life

Despite her sudden wealth and fame, she manages to keep her feet firmly on the ground.

land/fall on your feet — to be lucky and get into a good situation after being in a difficult one

Simon always manages to land on his feet.

rushed/run off your feet — very busy

We'll be rushed off our feet around lunchtime.

set foot on/in — to go to a place, especially when there is something special or unusual about you doing this

set foot on/in in:

It was the first time she had set foot in the desert.

set foot on/in on:

It was the first time I had set foot on French soil.

See:
door, find I

II UK [fʊt] / US verb
Word forms "foot":
present tense I/you/we/they foot he/she/it foots present participle footing past tense footed past participle footed

foot the bill (for something)informal to pay for something that is expensive or that someone else should be paying for

Many fear the taxpayer could end up footing a massive bill.


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  • foot — foot …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • Foot — (f[oo^]t), n.; pl. {Feet} (f[=e]t). [OE. fot, foot, pl. fet, feet. AS. f[=o]t, pl. f[=e]t; akin to D. voet, OHG. fuoz, G. fuss, Icel. f[=o]tr, Sw. fot, Dan. fod, Goth. f[=o]tus, L. pes, Gr. poy s, Skr. p[=a]d, Icel. fet step, pace measure of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • foot — /foot/, n., pl. feet for 1 4, 8 11, 16, 19, 21; foots for 20; v. n. 1. (in vertebrates) the terminal part of the leg, below the ankle joint, on which the body stands and moves. 2. (in invertebrates) any part similar in position or function. 3.… …   Universalium

  • foot — [foot] n. pl. feet [ME fot < OE, akin to Ger fuss < IE * pōd , var. of base * pēd , foot, to go > Sans pad , Gr pous, L pes] 1. the end part of the leg, on which a person or animal stands or moves 2. a thing like a foot in some way;… …   English World dictionary

  • foot — ► NOUN (pl. feet) 1) the lower extremity of the leg below the ankle, on which a person walks. 2) the base or bottom of something vertical. 3) the end of a bed where the occupant s feet normally rest. 4) a unit of linear measure equal to 12 inches …   English terms dictionary

  • Foot+ — Logo de la chaîne Création 30 juillet 2005 Propriétaire Canal+ Distribution Slogan « Vibrez Football ! » Langue …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Foot — Foot, v. t. 1. To kick with the foot; to spurn. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To set on foot; to establish; to land. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] What confederacy have you with the traitors Late footed in the kingdom? Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To tread; as, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Foot — bezeichnet die Längenheit Fuß, siehe Fuß (Einheit) Foot ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Geoffrey Foot (1915–2010), britischer Cutter Hugh Foot (Hugh Mackintosh Foot, Baron Caradon; 1907–1990), britischer Kolonialbeamter und Diplomat… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Foot — 〈[ fụt] m.; , Feet [ fi:t]〉 engl. Längenmaß, 30,5 cm, Fuß * * * Foot [fʊt ], der; , Feet [fi:t] [engl. foot, eigtl. = Fuß]: Längeneinheit in Großbritannien u. in den USA (= 12 Inches = 0,3048 m; Zeichen: ; Abk.: ft). * * * I Foot …   Universal-Lexikon

  • foot — The normal plural form feet alternates with foot when used as a unit of measurement: She is six feet / foot tall / a plank ten feet / foot long. When such a phrase is used attributively (before a noun), a hyphen is normally placed between the… …   Modern English usage

  • foot — [n1] extremity of an animate being hoof, pad, paw; concept 392 foot [n2] base of an object bottom, foundation, lowest point, nadir, pier; concept 442 Ant. lid, top foot [n3] twelve inches/30.48 …   New thesaurus

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