afoot

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a- +‎ foot.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

afoot (not comparable)

  1. On foot. (means of locomotion, walking)
  2. On foot. (support of the body, standing)
  3. In motion; in action; astir; stirring; in progress.
    • 1982, Douglas Adams, Life, the Universe and Everything
      'Patience,' said Slartibartfast again. 'Great things are afoot.'
      'That's what you said last time we met,' said Arthur.
      'They were,' said Slartibartfast.
      'Yes, that's true,' admitted Arthur.

Translations[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

afoot (not comparable)

  1. That is on foot, in motion, in action, in progress.

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