hotfoot

[ hot-foo t ]
/ ˈhɒtˌfʊt /

noun, plural hot·foots.

a practical joke in which a match, inserted surreptitiously between the sole and upper of the victim's shoe, is lighted and allowed to burn down.

verb (used without object)

Informal. to go in great haste; walk or run hurriedly or rapidly (often followed by it): to hotfoot it to the bus stop.

adverb

with great speed in going; in haste.

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Origin of hotfoot

1250–1300; Middle English hot fot (adv.). See hot, foot
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British Dictionary definitions for hot-foot

hotfoot
/ (ˈhɒtˌfʊt) /

adverb

with all possible speed; quickly

verb

to move quickly
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