underfoot

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under- +‎ foot

Adjective[edit]

underfoot (not comparable)

  1. Situated under one's foot or feet.

Adverb[edit]

underfoot (not comparable)

  1. Under one's foot or feet.
    The workers were all big, burly, hard-hearted men, tromping through the marsh in their heavy boots without sparing so much as a single thought for the masses of tiny frogs they crushed underfoot.
  2. In the way; situated so as to obstruct or hinder.
    It would be easier to do a big project like that someday when we don't have a bunch of newcomers underfoot.
    • Tom Reamy, Blind Voices
      If you're not going to help, at least get out from underfoot.

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