- 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.
Origin of underfoot
Related Words for underfootbelow, down, under, underneath, annoying, bothersome, disturbing, irritating, tiresome, aggravating, impeding
Examples from the Web for underfoot
Historical Examples of underfoot
Well, have you ever seen a shipmaster walking his own deck as if he did not know what he had underfoot?Chance
There was disorder, wavering, from underfoot groans and cries.The Long Roll
He even moved a chair which might get underfoot in a rough-and-tumble.Joan of Arc of the North Woods
I answered, as I hove on the wheel and kicked rats from underfoot. 'The Grain Ship
Instead she did her best to get underfoot, usually in some provocative position.The Lani People
J. F. Bone
- underneath the feet; on the ground
- in a position of subjugation or subservience
- in the way