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English noun: hotfoot

1. hotfoot (act) a practical joke that involves inserting a match surreptitiously between the sole and upper of the victim's shoe and then lighting it

Broader (hypernym)practical joke

English adverb: hotfoot

1. hotfoot without delay; speedily

SamplesSent ambassadors hotfoot to the Turks.
Drove hotfoot for Boston.

English verb: hotfoot

1. hotfoot (motion) move fast

SamplesHe rushed down the hall to receive his guests.
The cars raced down the street.

ExamplesThey hotfoot up the hill

Synonymsbelt along, bucket along, cannonball along, hasten, hie, pelt along, race, rush, rush along, speed, step on it

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

Narrower (hyponym)barge, buck, charge, dart, dash, flash, push forward, scoot, scud, shoot, shoot, shoot down, tear, thrust ahead

Antonymsdawdle, linger

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