From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
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footfoot1 /fʊt/ ●●● S1 W1 noun (plural feet /fiːt/) [countable] 1 body partHBA the part of your body that you stand on and walk on My foot hurts. I had blisters on the soles of my feet. I dropped a glass earlier, so don’t walk around in bare feet. The vet examined the horse’s hind feet. Don’t wipe your feet on the carpet! She stood on the platform, her suitcase at her feet.2 measurement (plural feet or foot) (written abbreviation ft)TM a unit for measuring length, equal to 12 inches or about 30 centimetres He’s six feet tall, with blonde hair. Mark was standing just a few feet away from me. I’d say she’s about five foot three (=five feet and three inches).a one-/two-/three- etc foot something a four-foot wallsquare feet/cubic feet 15,000 square feet of office space3 the foot of something4 on foot5 get/jump/rise etc to your feet6 on your feet7 be/get back on your feet8 off your feet9 knock/lift etc somebody off their feet10 be rushed/run off your feet11 set foot in something12 be/get under your feet13 put your foot down14 put your feet up15 put your foot in it16 start/get off on the wrong/right foot17 not put a foot wrong18 have/keep your feet on the ground19 fall/land on your feet20 get/have/keep your foot in the door21 have a foot in both camps22 at your feet23 have two left feet24 have one foot in the grave25 ... my foot!26 leave feet first27 feet of clay28 foot soldier/patrol29 foot passenger30 a) left-footed/right-footedDS using your left foot or right foot when you kick a ball b) flat-footed/four-footedHBHHBA having a particular type or number of feet31 foot pedal/brake/pump etc32 the foot33 poetry technicalAL a part of a line of poetry in which there is one strong beat and one or two weaker ones the boot is on the other foot at boot1(6), → get/have cold feet at cold1(6), → underfoot, → drag your feet/heels at drag1(8), → find your feet at find1(18), → from head to foot at head1(1), → stand on your own (two) feet at stand1(31), → sweep somebody off their feet at sweep1(14), → have itchy feet at itchy(3), → not let the grass grow under your feet at grass1(6), → vote with your feet at vote1(8)COLLOCATIONSadjectivesleft footMy left foot ached a bit.right footHe has broken a bone in his right foot.front foot (=of an animal)The tiger has five claws in each of its front feet.back/hind foot (=of an animal)The horse lifted its back foot.big/smallHe had small neat feet.bare (=without any socks or shoes)The marble floor felt cold under his bare feet.flat (=having a medical condition in which someone’s feet rest flat on the ground, with no curved part)We’ve both got slightly flat feet.booted/sandalled feet (=wearing boots or sandals)He put down his rucksack and stretched out his booted feet. verbsinjure/hurt your footSimon injured his foot while playing rugby.somebody’s foot hurtsShe complained that her foot was hurting.raise/lift your feetHe raised his foot off the floor and rested it on a chair.drag your feet (=walk slowly in an unwilling way)I was dragging my feet because I didn’t want to get there.wipe your feet (=wipe your shoes on a mat to remove dirt)Be sure to wipe your feet before coming into the house.stamp your feet (=bang them noisily on the ground)He stamped his feet in an attempt to keep warm.tap your feet (=bang them gently on the ground)She was tapping her feet in time with the music.shuffle your feet (=make small movements with them, because you are nervous or impatient)Ken shuffled his feet and looked down at the floor.foot + NOUNa foot injuryHe suffered a foot injury during the match against Sporting Lisbon.a foot massageWould you like a foot massage?phrasesthe sole of your foot (=the base of your foot, that you walk on)The soles of her feet were aching from the long walk.the ball of your foot (=the rounded part of your foot at the base of the toes)He has a blister on the ball of his foot.the heel of your foot (=the curved back part of your foot )He kicked his opponent with the heel of his somebody’s feet (=on the ground, near your feet)The dog was sitting at his master’s your stockinged/stocking feet (=not wearing shoes)She stood 5ft 6 inches tall in her stockinged feet. my feet are killing me informal (=my feet are hurting)
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foota two-foot-long boardFat ewes topped at £49 and ewes with lambs at foot £68.50.It was always worse going down, and spiral stairs were the very devil in the dark if you had big feet.She crossed backwards, blindfolded, wearing peach baskets on her feet.And there was sand beneath my feet.My foot hurts.He's six feet tall, with blonde hair and a mustache.We fell asleep listening to the surf chisel away at the foot of the cliff below.There's a run in the foot of my nylons.Is Daddy tickling your feet, Lisa?at her feetMr Rolleman was lying almost at her feet, his eyes staring blindly upward from a face of ghastly purple.With eel in her hand, the baby at her feet, Sethe dozed, dry-mouthed and sweaty.Isabel wrenched her gaze from the limp body at her feet.Like her father, she looked down at her feet, and waited for the giggling lady to sweep by her.She looked down at her feet, and felt her blood run cold.She watched it slip and slide this way and that to fall at her feet.Lumberjack sprawled on the tiles at her feet, whining softly in his sleep like a damp log on a fire.a one-/two-/three- etc foot somethingI received £300 prize money and a three foot tall trophy.I have mine in a two foot community tank.In this case, it is a two foot pike.Large tank required I am going to set up a two foot tank.From the garage he took a felling axe with a three foot handle and shattered his parents' skulls.An oil tank behind with a three foot bund wall all around in which more than a foot of mobile oil stands.
footfoot2 verb foot the bill→ See Verb table
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footBut, though local firms contributed, the public still footed much of the bill.The National Science Foundation, which was footing the bill, decided to hire an independent contractor to complete the project.
From King Business Dictionaryfootfoot1 /fʊt/ noun (plural feet /fiːt/)1[countable] ft a unit for measuring length, equal to 12 inches or 30.48 centimetres2[singular] the lowest part of somethingthe foot of a pagefootfoot2 verb foot the bill to pay for something, especially something expensive that you do not want to pay forMany customers had to foot the bill for installing the new water meters.Who is going to foot the repair bill?→ See Verb tableOrigin foot1 Old English fot