foot


foot
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noun
1 part of the body
ADJECTIVE
left, right
back, front

He shifted his weight onto his back foot.

dainty, little, small, tiny
big, enormous
narrow, wide
flat

He was excused military service because of his flat feet.

bare

It's dangerous to walk on the beach in/with bare feet.

blistered, swollen
broken
dirty, smelly
booted, stockinged

the rumble of many booted feet on the bridge

He padded across the room in his stockinged feet (= wearing socks but no shoes).

webbed

Ducks' webbed feet help them to swim.

silent

He slipped across the corridor on silent feet.

quick

a player with quick feet and a great turn of pace

leaden

He walked to the examination room with leaden feet.

winged (often figurative)

She flew on winged feet (= ran fast) up the narrow stairway.

VERB + FOOT
get to, jump to, leap to, rise to, scramble to

He got shakily to his feet.

be on

I've been on my feet all day and I need to sit down for a rest.

place, plant, put

I planted my feet firmly on the chair and reached up to the top window.

She put her foot down on the accelerator and the car lurched forward.

lift, raise

He raised his foot off the brake.

stamp, stomp
tap

She was tapping her foot impatiently.

swing

He swung a foot at the ball but missed completely.

kick
shuffle
drag

She dragged her feet as she reluctantly followed her parents.

wipe

Wipe your feet when you come in from the street.

tread on (esp. BrE)

That man trod on my foot and he didn't even apologize.

FOOT + VERB
catch

His foot caught in the cable and he fell under the train.

slip

My foot slipped as I was about to shoot and I missed the ball.

crunch, pound, shuffle

I heard feet crunching over the gravel outside the house.

dangle

I sat by the river with my feet dangling in the water.

kick

They carried him out of the room with his feet kicking.

sink

My feet sank deep into the mud.

hit sth, touch sth

He shivered as his feet touched the cold floor.

FOOT + NOUN
massage
injury
passenger (BrE), soldier

Foot passengers were allowed to leave the ferry before the vehicles.

traffic
patrol

soldiers on foot patrol

pedal
PREPOSITION
beneath your foot, under your foot

The snow crunched beneath her feet.

from foot to foot

They looked unsure and shifted uneasily from foot to foot.

on foot

The city is best explored on foot.

in the/your foot

He's broken several bones in his left foot.

with the/your foot

She kicked the ball with her right foot.

PHRASES
the ball of the/your foot

I squatted down to speak to the boy, balancing on the balls of my feet.

from head to foot

She was dressed from head to foot in green velvet.

put your feet up

He likes to put his feet up and watch TV when he gets home.

set foot in sth, set foot on sth

the first European to set foot in Australia

the sole of the/your foot

The soles of my feet were covered in blisters.

2 measurement
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verb
Foot is used with these nouns as the object: ↑bill

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

Synonyms:
, (in brutes), (a stocking, boot, etc.), / , , , (figures), / , , , , (a bill of expenses) / ,


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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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