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extension of the foot caused by paralysis of the flexor muscles of the leg.
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Origin of foot drop
First recorded in 1905–10
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How to use foot drop in a sentence
I didn't think even he would tackle a sixty-thousand-foot drop.The Skylark of Space|Edward Elmer Smith and Lee Hawkins Garby
Before us, over the brink of a five hundred-foot drop, a great glistening plain stretched into the distance.Beyond the Vanishing Point|Raymond King Cummings
Frederick ordered her to be quiet, and she let her foot drop again on the leather upholstery.Atlantis|Gerhart Hauptmann
Whew, I wouldn't like to take the chances of a thirty-foot drop like that, if the branch broke or his trousers tore!Fast Nine|Alan Douglas
There was a six-foot drop on the far side into a lane; but it was now neck or nothing, so I let myself go.Jim Davis|John Masefield