foot

foot
foot1 W1S1 [fut] n plural feet [fi:t]
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1¦(body part)¦
2¦(measurement)¦
3¦(bottom part)¦
4 on foot
5 get/jump/rise etc to your feet
6 be on your feet
7 be/get back on your feet
8 off your feet
9 knock/lift etc somebody off their feet
10 be rushed/run off your feet
11 set foot in something
12 be/get under your feet
13 put your foot down
14 put your feet up
15 put your foot in it
16 start/get off on the wrong/right foot
17 not put a foot wrong
18 have/keep both feet on the ground
19 fall/land on your feet
20 get/have/keep your foot in the door
21 have a foot in both camps
22 have somebody/something at your feet
23 have two left feet
24 have one foot in the grave
25 ...my foot!
26 leave feet first
27 feet of clay
28 foot soldier/patrol
29 foot passenger
30
31 foot pedal/brake/pump etc
32¦(sock)¦
33¦(poetry)¦
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[: 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 foot
written abbreviation ft
a 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 wall
square feet/cubic feet
15,000 square feet of office space
3.) ¦(BOTTOM PART)¦
the foot of sth
the lowest or bottom part of something
the 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 hill
at 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 foot
if 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 feet
to stand up after you have been sitting
Mike leapt to his feet and ran towards the window.
6.) be on your feet
a) 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 atdead1 (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 feet
to 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 feet
sitting 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 feet
to make someone fall over
They were blown off their feet by the force of the explosion.
10.) be rushed/run off your feet
to be very busy
Before Christmas, most salespeople are rushed off their feet.
11.) set foot in sth
to go to or enter a place
She swore she would never set foot in his house again.
12.) be/get under your feet
to 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 down
a) 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 faster
14.) put your feet up informal
to relax, especially by sitting with your feet supported on something
15.) put your foot in it
especially 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 foot
to 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 wrong
BrE to do everything right and make no mistakes, especially in your job
18.) have/keep both feet on the ground
to 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 feet
to 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 door
to get your first opportunity to work in a particular organization or industry
21.) have a foot in both camps
to be involved with or connected with two opposing groups of people
22.) have sb/sth at your feet
used to say that people admire or respect someone very much
All Paris was at his feet.
have the world at your feet atworld1 (24)
23.) have two left feet informal
to be very ↑clumsy
24.) have one foot in the grave
to be very old or very ill - used humorously
25.) ...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 first
to 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 clay
someone that you admire who has feet of clay has faults and weaknesses that you did not realize they had
28.) foot soldier/patrol
a soldier or group of soldiers that walks and does not use a horse or a vehicle
29.) foot passenger
a passenger on a ship who has not brought a car with them
30.)a) left-footed/right-footed
using your left foot or right foot when you kick a ball
b) flat-footed/four-footed
having a particular type or number of feet
31.) foot pedal/brake/pump etc
a machine or control that you operate using your feet
32.) ¦(SOCK)¦
the foot
the part of a sock that covers your foot
33.) ¦(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 atboot1 (6), get/have cold feet atcold1 (6), ↑underfoot,drag your feet/heels atdrag1 (8), find your feet atfind1 (18), from head to foot athead1 (1), stand on your own (two) feet atstand1 (31), sweep sb off their feet atsweep1 (14), have itchy feet atitchy, not let the grass grow under your feet atgrass1 (6), vote with your feet atvote1 (8)
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COLLOCATES for sense 1
the 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)
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foot 2
foot2 v
foot the bill
to 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.

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