- foot1 W1S1 [fut] n plural feet [fi:t]▬▬▬▬▬▬▬1¦(body part)¦2¦(measurement)¦3¦(bottom part)¦4 on foot5 get/jump/rise etc to your feet6 be on your feet7 be/get back on your feet8 off your feet9 knock/lift etc somebody off their feet10 be rushed/run off your feet11 set foot in something12 be/get under your feet13 put your foot down14 put your feet up15 put your foot in it16 start/get off on the wrong/right foot17 not put a foot wrong18 have/keep both feet on the ground19 fall/land on your feet20 get/have/keep your foot in the door21 have a foot in both camps22 have somebody/something at your feet23 have two left feet24 have one foot in the grave25 ...my foot!26 leave feet first27 feet of clay28 foot soldier/patrol29 foot passenger3031 foot pedal/brake/pump etc32¦(sock)¦33¦(poetry)¦▬▬▬▬▬▬▬[: Old English; Origin: fot]1.) ¦(BODY PART)¦the part of your body that you stand on and walk on▪ My foot hurts.▪ I had blisters on the soles of my feet .▪ I dropped a glass earlier, so don't walk around in bare feet .▪ The vet examined the horse's hind feet .▪ Don't wipe your feet on the carpet!▪ She stood on the platform, her suitcase at her feet .2.) ¦(MEASUREMENT)¦plural feet or footwritten abbreviation fta unit for measuring length, equal to 12 ↑inches or about 30 centimetres▪ He's six feet tall , with blonde hair.▪ Mark was standing just a few feet away from me.▪ I'd say she's about five foot three (=five feet and three inches) .a one/two/three etc foot sth▪ a four foot wallsquare feet/cubic feet▪ 15,000 square feet of office space3.) ¦(BOTTOM PART)¦the foot of sththe lowest or bottom part of somethingthe foot of the stairs/ladder etc▪ He walked to the foot of the stairs.the foot of a mountain/cliff etc▪ a small cottage at the foot of the hillat the foot of sth▪ a large wooden trunk at the foot of his bed▪ The date is shown at the foot of the page .4.) on footif you go somewhere on foot, you walk there▪ It takes about 30 minutes on foot, or 10 minutes by car.5.) get/jump/rise etc to your feetto stand up after you have been sitting▪ Mike leapt to his feet and ran towards the window.6.) be on your feeta) to be standing for a long time without having time to sit down▪ The worst thing about working in the shop is that you're on your feet all day.→dead on your feet at ↑dead1 (8)b) to be standing up▪ As soon as the bell rang the class were on their feet and out of the door.c) to feel better again after being ill and in bed▪ We'll soon have you on your feet again.7.) be/get back on your feetto have enough money again, or to be successful again after having problems▪ I need to get back on my feet again and forget all this.8.) off your feetsitting or lying down, rather than standing or walking▪ The doctor told me to stay off my feet for a few days.9.) knock/lift etc sb off their feetto make someone fall over▪ They were blown off their feet by the force of the explosion.10.) be rushed/run off your feetto be very busy▪ Before Christmas, most salespeople are rushed off their feet.11.) set foot in sthto go to or enter a place▪ She swore she would never set foot in his house again.12.) be/get under your feetto annoy you by always being in the same place as you and preventing you from doing what you want▪ I hate summer vacation. The kids are under my feet all day long.13.) put your foot downa) to say very firmly that someone must do something or must stop doing something▪ You'll just have to put your foot down and tell him he can't stay out on school nights.b) informal to make a car go faster14.) put your feet up informalto relax, especially by sitting with your feet supported on something15.) put your foot in itespecially BrE put your foot in your mouth especially AmE to say something without thinking carefully, so that you embarrass or upset someone▪ I've really put my foot in it this time. I didn't realize that was her husband!16.) start/get off on the wrong/right footto start a relationship badly or well▪ Simon and I got off on the wrong foot but we're good friends now.17.) not put a foot wrongBrE to do everything right and make no mistakes, especially in your job18.) have/keep both feet on the groundto think in a sensible and practical way and not have ideas or aims that will be impossible to achieve▪ It was a great result, but we have to keep our feet firmly on the ground.19.) fall/land on your feetto get into a good situation because you are lucky, especially after being in a difficult situation▪ Don't worry about Nina, she always falls on her feet.20.) get/have/keep your foot in the doorto get your first opportunity to work in a particular organization or industry21.) have a foot in both campsto be involved with or connected with two opposing groups of people22.) have sb/sth at your feetused to say that people admire or respect someone very much▪ All Paris was at his feet.→have the world at your feet at ↑world1 (24)23.) have two left feet informalto be very ↑clumsy24.) have one foot in the graveto be very old or very ill - used humorously25.) ...my foot!BrE old-fashioned used to show that you do not believe something that someone has just said▪ £50 my foot! It'll cost £200 at least.26.) leave feet firstto die before you leave a place or job - used humorously▪ If you keep fooling around with that gun you'll be leaving this camp feet first.27.) feet of claysomeone that you admire who has feet of clay has faults and weaknesses that you did not realize they had28.) foot soldier/patrola soldier or group of soldiers that walks and does not use a horse or a vehicle29.) foot passengera passenger on a ship who has not brought a car with them30.)a) left-footed/right-footedusing your left foot or right foot when you kick a ballb) flat-footed/four-footedhaving a particular type or number of feet31.) foot pedal/brake/pump etca machine or control that you operate using your feet32.) ¦(SOCK)¦the footthe part of a sock that covers your foot33.) ¦(POETRY)¦technical a part of a line of poetry in which there is one strong ↑beat and one or two weaker ones→the boot is on the other foot at ↑boot1 (6), get/have cold feet at ↑cold1 (6), ↑underfoot,drag your feet/heels at ↑drag1 (8), find your feet at ↑find1 (18), from head to foot at ↑head1 (1), stand on your own (two) feet at ↑stand1 (31), sweep sb off their feet at ↑sweep1 (14), have itchy feet at ↑itchy, not let the grass grow under your feet at ↑grass1 (6), vote with your feet at ↑vote1 (8)▬▬▬▬▬▬▬COLLOCATES for sense 1the sole of your foot (=the base of your foot)bare feet (=without any socks or shoes)front/back/hind feet (=of an animal)wipe your feet (=wipe them on a mat to remove dirt)stamp your feet (=bang them noisily on the ground)tap your feet (=bang them gently on the ground)shuffle your feet (=move from one foot to the other)at somebody's feet (=on the ground near your feet)▬▬▬▬▬▬▬foot 2foot2 vfoot the billto pay for something, especially something expensive that you do not want to pay for▪ He ordered drinks and then left me to foot the bill!
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.