underfoot


underfoot
un|der|foot [ˌʌndəˈfut US -ər-] adv
1.) under your feet where you are walking
wet/firm/soft etc underfoot
The wet wood is very slippery underfoot.
2.) trample sb/sth underfoot
a) to crush someone or something on the ground by stepping heavily on them
b) to completely destroy someone or something

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • underfoot — [un΄dər foot′] adv., adj. 1. under the foot or feet [to trample flowers underfoot ] ☆ 2. in the way, as of one walking …   English World dictionary

  • Underfoot — Un der*foot , adv. Under the feet; underneath; below. See {Under foot}, under {Foot}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Underfoot — Un der*foot , a. Low; base; abject; trodden down. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • underfoot — (adv.) c.1200, underfot under the feet, from UNDER (Cf. under) + FOOT (Cf. foot). Cf. M.Du. ondervoete. As an adj., attested from 1590s; in reference to persons, continually in the way, it is recorded from 1891 …   Etymology dictionary

  • underfoot — ► ADVERB 1) under one s feet; on the ground. 2) constantly present and in one s way …   English terms dictionary

  • underfoot — [[t]ʌ̱ndə(r)f ʊt[/t]] 1) ADV: ADV after v, n ADV You describe something as being underfoot when you are standing or walking on it. ...a room, high and square with carpet underfoot and tapestries on the walls... It was still wet underfoot. 2) ADV …   English dictionary

  • underfoot — adverb Date: 13th century 1. under the foot especially against the ground < trampled the flowers underfoot > 2. below, at, or before one s feet < warm sand underfoot > 3. in the way < children always getting underfoot > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • underfoot — un|der|foot [ ,ʌndər fut ] adverb under your feet in the place where you are walking: Don t wear those sandals if it s wet underfoot. trample something/someone underfoot 1. ) to hurt or crush something or someone by walking on them 2. ) to fail… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • underfoot — adverb 1 under your feet where you are walking: wet/dry/firm etc underfoot: The wet wood is very slippery underfoot. 2 trample sb/sth underfoot a) to crush someone or something on the ground by stepping heavily on them b) to completely destroy… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • underfoot — UK [ˌʌndə(r)ˈfʊt] / US [ˌʌndərˈfʊt] adverb under your feet in the place where you are walking Don t wear those sandals if it s wet underfoot. • trample something/someone underfoot to hurt or crush something or someone by walking on them; to fail… …   English dictionary