foot

foot
foot1 [ fut ] (plural feet [ fit ] ) noun ***
▸ 1 body part
▸ 2 unit of length
▸ 3 bottom of something
▸ 4 end of something
▸ 5 in poetry
▸ + PHRASES
1. ) count the part of your body at the end of your leg, on which you stand:
Mary slid her feet into her sandals.
wipe your feet: He wiped his feet on the mat.
stamp your feet: They stamped their feet to keep warm.
shuffle your feet: He looked at the teacher and shuffled his feet nervously.
beneath/under your feet: The deck was slippery beneath her feet.
a ) count the part of a piece of clothing that covers your foot:
one-piece pajamas with feet
b ) only before noun operated using your foot or feet:
a foot brake/pump
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2. ) (plural feet or foot) count a unit used for measuring length, containing 12 INCHES and equal to about 30 CENTIMETERS:
The house is 275 feet above sea level.
The dining room measures 30 foot by 10.
We had over two feet of snow last night.
...feet long/high/wide/tall: The boat is 25 feet long.
3. ) singular foot of the bottom of a slope, hill, set of stairs, etc.:
She paused at the foot of the stairs.
foot of a mountain/hill/slope/cliff: We camped that night at the foot of the mountain.
a ) the bottom of a page or a COLUMN of words or numbers:
There was an error message at the foot of the page.
4. ) singular foot of the end of a bed where you put your feet:
Henry stood at the foot of the bed.
a ) the end of a table opposite to the end where the most important person sits:
A young officer at the foot of the table objected to the plan.
5. ) count LINGUISTICS a section of a line of poetry that consists of one SYLLABLE (=part of a word) that you emphasize when speaking and one or more syllables that you do not emphasize
back on your feet
well or successful again after being sick or having problems:
Jim's hoping he'll be back on his feet by next week.
The new measures are intended to get the business back on its feet.
be unsteady on your feet
to be unable to stand or walk easily:
She was still a little unsteady on her feet.
feet first HUMOROUS
if someone leaves a place feet first, they are carried out of it after they are dead:
The only way I'm leaving this house is feet first.
find your feet
to become confident and feel that you know what to do in a new situation:
It's bound to take a while to find your feet.
get your feet wet INFORMAL
to start doing something for the first time
get/leap/rise/stagger etc. to your feet
to stand up in a particular way after you have been sitting or lying:
Steve pushed the blankets aside and rose to his feet.
get off/start off on the right/wrong foot
to immediately establish a good/bad relationship with someone when you first meet them or first start working with them:
I got off on the wrong foot with Patrick.
have/get cold feet
to suddenly feel nervous about doing something that you have planned or agreed to do
have feet of clay MAINLY LITERARY
if someone you admire or respect has feet of clay, they are not perfect because they have serious faults
have/keep your feet on the ground
to keep a sensible and practical attitude to life:
Despite her sudden wealth and fame, she manages to keep her feet firmly on the ground.
have a foot in both camps
to be friendly with and accepted by two groups of people who oppose each other
have one foot in the grave HUMOROUS
to be very old or sick and likely to die soon
land/fall on your feet
to be lucky and get into a good situation after being in a difficult one:
Simon always manages to land on his feet.
my foot OLD-FASHIONED
used for saying that you do not believe or agree with something that someone has said:
She's an outstanding actress. Outstanding my foot!
on your feet
standing:
I'm exhausted I've been on my feet all afternoon.
on foot
walking:
The bus didn't come, so we started out on foot.
put your best foot forward
to start trying hard to behave or work as well as you can
put your feet up
to sit down and relax, especially with your feet raised off the ground
put your foot down
1. ) to refuse very firmly to do or accept something:
Things can't carry on like this; you'll have to put your foot down.
2. ) BRITISH to drive much faster
put your foot in your mouth AMERICAN
to accidentally say something that is embarrassing or that upsets or annoys someone. British put your foot in it
rushed/run off your feet
very busy:
We'll be rushed off our feet around lunchtime.
set foot
to go to a place, especially when there is something special or unusual about you doing this:
set foot in: It was the first time she had set foot in the desert.
set foot on: He had never before set foot on French soil.
six feet under INFORMAL
dead and buried in the ground
under someone's feet
in someone's way and annoying them by stopping them from doing what they need to do:
The children have been under my feet all day long.
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foot
foot 2 [ fut ] verb
foot the bill (for something) INFORMAL
to pay for something that is expensive or that someone else should be paying for

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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