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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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