Hotfoot
Hotfoot Hot"foot`, adv. In haste; foothot. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

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  • hotfoot — ► ADVERB ▪ in eager haste. ► VERB (hotfoot it) ▪ hurry eagerly …   English terms dictionary

  • hotfoot — ☆ ☆ hotfoot [hät′foot΄] adv. [ME hot fot] Informal in great haste vi. Informal to hurry; hasten n. pl. hotfoots the prank of secretly inserting a match between the sole and upper of a victim s shoe and then lighting it ☆ hotfoot it Informal to… …   English World dictionary

  • hotfoot — it …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • hotfoot — [v] hurry barrel*, bolt, boogie*, burn rubber*, clip, dart, dash, fly, gallop, go like a bat out of hell*, hightail it*, hurtle, make haste, race, run, scoot*, speed, sprint, streak, tear*, zip*, zoom; concept 150 Ant. dawdle …   New thesaurus

  • hotfoot — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1. Informal. To leave hastily: bolt, get out, run. Informal: clear out, get, skedaddle. Slang: hightail, scram, vamoose. Idioms: beat it, hightail it, hotfoot it, make tracks. See APPROACH. 2. Informal. To move swiftly …   English dictionary for students

  • hotfoot — hot|foot1 [ hat,fut ] adverb BRITISH very fast and in a hurry hotfoot hot|foot 2 [ hat,fut ] verb hotfoot it to/over etc. INFORMAL to go somewhere fast and in a hurry …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hotfoot — 1 adverb informal moving fast and eagerly: We ran hotfoot to the scene of the accident. 2 verb hotfoot it informal to walk or run quickly …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hotfoot — hot•foot [[t]ˈhɒtˌfʊt[/t]] n. pl. foots, 1) a practical joke in which a match is inserted surreptitiously in the victim s shoe and then lighted 2) cvb to go in great haste (often fol. by it): to hotfoot it to the bank[/ex] 3) in haste: to run… …   From formal English to slang

  • hotfoot — /ˈhɒtfʊt / (say hotfoot) verb (i) Also, hotfoot it. 1. to move with great speed. –adverb 2. with great speed. –noun 3. US a practical joke in which a match is inserted in the side of a person s shoe and lit …   Australian English dictionary

  • hotfoot — I. adverb Date: 14th century in haste II. intransitive verb Date: 1896 to go hotfoot ; hurry usually used with it III. noun (plural hotfoots) Date: 1934 a practi …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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