There he was, hoofing it down a dusty road on his way to a local church.
Henry wasn't with the car, at that moment, but was hoofing it into Ash Fork from the hills, glad to have his scalp with him.
Weve got a good thirty miles of hoofing it down the trail before well be anywhere near a place we can get horses.
We shall be much happier ranching or hoofing it with the Lost Legion.
Weve done better than twenty miles of hoofing it along this trail since sunup.
I was hoofing it over the flinty highway, trying to favour my blisters, when I heard a hail behind me.
Trust Gladys for hoofing her out of it in double quick time, he remarked.
Old English hof "hoof," from Proto-Germanic *hofaz (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian hof, Old Norse hofr, Danish hov, Dutch hoef, German Huf "hof"), from PIE *kop- "to beat, strike" (cf. Sanskrit saphah "hoof"). For spelling, see hood (n.1).
"to walk" (hoof it), first attested 1640s, from hoof (n.); slang meaning "to dance" is 1920, American English (implied in hoofer). Related: Hoofed; hoofing.
a cleft hoof as of neat cattle (Ex. 10:26; Ezek. 32:13); hence also of the horse, though not cloven (Isa. 5:28). The "parting of the hoof" is one of the distinctions between clean and unclean animals (Lev. 11:3; Deut. 14:7).