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.
lying under the foot or feet; in a position to be trodden upon.
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How to use underfoot in a sentence
That day I had on powder skis by East Coast standards, that were 98 millimeters underfoot.
Camber underfoot and a full wood core is what adds to the pop, but that 92-millimeter waist width is a factor, too.
The wires that connect the batteries to the heating panels in the sock may be more noticeable underfoot, but you can get a pair with ultra-thin wires that you’ll hardly feel.Best heated socks: The absolute warmest socks for cold conditions | PopSci Commerce Team | February 25, 2021 | Popular-Science
Since the late 1990s, manufacturers tried to pawn off old-school frame bindings—the ones that elevate you off the ski and force you to lift an underfoot platform with each step—as the fix.Marker’s New Touring Binding Does (Almost) Everything | Marc Peruzzi | February 22, 2021 | Outside Online
In 1995, Atomic released the Powder Plus, one of the first fat skis, with a waist width of 95 millimeters underfoot.
It is very unlikely though that there is an epidemic underfoot in California.
They wish to indulge their sense of power, which is best done by grinding underfoot those who cannot retaliate.
Not while I had the open prairie underfoot and the summer sky above, and hands to strike a blow or pull a trigger.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
The walls were covered with silk and velvet hangings, ornamented with gold fringe, while rich carpets were spread underfoot.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
But, underfoot, beyond question, lay nothing but the broken heaps of stones that betokened a building long since crumbled to dust.Three More John Silence Stories | Algernon Blackwood
The ground shook and shook underfoot, each shock seeming greater, to add its strength to the one preceding it.Valley of the Croen | Lee Tarbell
They trod a strange soil, strange flowers underfoot, strange birds in the air, strange leaves on the trees.God Wills It! | William Stearns Davis
British Dictionary definitions for underfoot
underneath the feet; on the ground
in a position of subjugation or subservience
in the way
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