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[ feet ]


  1. a plural of foot.


/ fiːt /


  1. the plural of foot
  2. at someone's feet
    as someone's disciple
  3. be run off one's feet or be rushed off one's feet
    to be very busy
  4. carry off one's feet or sweep off one's feet
    to fill with enthusiasm
  5. feet of clay
    a weakness that is not widely known
  6. get one's feet wet
    to begin to participate in something
  7. have one's feet on the ground or keep one's feet on the ground
    to be practical and reliable
  8. on one's feet or on its feet
    1. standing up
    2. in good health
    3. (of a business, company, etc) thriving
  9. put one's feet up
    to rest
  10. stand on one's own feet
    to be independent

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Derived Forms

  • ˈfeetless, adjective

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Idioms and Phrases

  1. drag one's feet, to act or proceed slowly or without enthusiasm; to be reluctant to act, comply, etc.:

    We can't begin the project until the steering committee stops dragging its feet.

  2. land / fall on one's feet, to be lucky or successful, especially after difficulties:

    He's had some rough times but has finally landed on his feet.

  3. on one's feet,
    1. in a standing position.
    2. in an independent or secure position:

      The loan helped him get on his feet again.

    3. in a restored or recovered state; able to continue:

      Psychotherapy helped her get back on her feet after her breakdown.

  4. sit at the feet of, to attend upon as a disciple or follower:

    American writers and painters no longer sit at the feet of Europeans.

  5. stand on one's own feet, Also stand on one's own two feet.
    1. to be financially self-supporting.
    2. to be independent:

      Overprotective parents do not prepare their children to stand on their own feet.

  6. sweep one off one's feet, to impress or overwhelm by ability, enthusiasm, or charm:

    The gaiety of the occasion swept them off their feet.

More idioms and phrases containing feet

  • at someone's feet
  • both feet on the ground
  • dead on one's feet
  • don't let the grass grow under one's feet
  • drag one's feet
  • fall on one's feet
  • get one's feet wet
  • get the lead out of (one's feet)
  • get to one's feet
  • have two left feet
  • hold someone's feet to the fire
  • off one's feet
  • on one's feet
  • put one's feet up
  • rush off one's feet
  • shake the dust from one's feet
  • six feet under
  • stand on one's feet
  • take the load off (one's feet)
  • think on one's feet
  • under one's feet
  • vote with one's feet
  • foot

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Example Sentences

Farm to Feet’s light-cushion crew-length Boulder socks are treated with permethrin insect repellent, which protects against mosquitos, flies, ticks, ants, chiggers, and midges for up to 70 washes.

Air cushions in the legs and feet area of the chair help your circulation and add to the feeling of relaxation.

When DyRET is walking, it continuously senses the environment through its feet and 3D camera.

Everything the Sixers do on defense revolves around his ability — through his unique combination of size, quick feet and basketball IQ — to both control the paint and wall off the path to the rim.

Stagger your feet heel to toe, with the top foot in front of the bottom foot.

The wreckage lies no more than around 100 feet down in the Java Sea.

“Wait…” Suddenly a huge, graceful black marlin leaps out of the water, sending a shower of water ten feet high.

Even a relatively small 250-pound bomb could kill or injure friendly troops who are within 650 feet of the explosion.

By contrast, a gun will allow a pilot to attack hostile forces that are less than 300 feet from friendly ground forces.

The pilot asked air-traffic control for permission to climb from 32,000 to 38,000 feet to avoid the bad weather.

He reached forward and took her hands, and if Mrs. Vivian had come in she would have seen him kneeling at her daughter's feet.

Moreover, most of the burrows were only a few feet apart and no agonistic behavior was witnessed.

Before the spinet a bench was placed about four feet below the keys, and I was put upon the bench.

We all rose to our feet, and he shook hands with everybody without waiting to be introduced.

He is rather tall and narrow, and wears a long abb's coat reaching nearly down to his feet.


Definitions and idiom definitions from Unabridged, based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

Idioms from The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.




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