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foot drop

noun, Pathology.
extension of the foot caused by paralysis of the flexor muscles of the leg.
Origin of foot drop
First recorded in 1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It teetered crazily over the ten foot drop to the floor below.

    Feline Red Robert Sampson
  • Frederick ordered her to be quiet, and she let her foot drop again on the leather upholstery.

    Atlantis Gerhart Hauptmann

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