underfoot

[ uhn-der-foot ]
/ ˌʌn dərˈfʊt /

adverb

under the foot or feet; on the ground; underneath or below: The climb was difficult because there were so many rocks underfoot.
so as to form an obstruction, as in walking; in the way: the ends of her sash falling constantly underfoot.

adjective

lying under the foot or feet; in a position to be trodden upon.

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Origin of underfoot

1150–1200; Middle English underfot (adv.). See under-, foot
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British Dictionary definitions for underfoot

underfoot
/ (ˌʌndəˈfʊt) /

adverb

underneath the feet; on the ground
in a position of subjugation or subservience
in the way
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