underfoot

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compound of under + foot.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

underfoot (comparative more underfoot, superlative most underfoot)

  1. Situated under one’s feet.

Adverb[edit]

underfoot (comparative more underfoot, superlative most underfoot)

  1. (to crush, to trample, etc.) Under one's 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.

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