part of body
the lowest part of the leg, below the ankle, on which a person or an animal stands
My feet are aching.
to get/rise to your feet (= stand up)
I've been on my feet (= standing or walking around) all day.
We came on foot (= we walked) .
walking around the house in bare feet (= not wearing shoes or socks)
Please wipe your feet (= your shoes) on the mat.
a foot pump (= operated using your foot, not your hand)
a foot passenger (= one who travels on a ferry without a car)
in adjectives and adverbs
having or using the type or number of foot/feet mentioned
a left-footed shot into the corner
part of sock
the part of a sock, stocking , etc. that covers the foot
the lowest part of sth; the base or bottom of sth
the foot of the stairs/page/mountain
The nurse hung a chart at the foot of the bed (= the part of the bed where your feet normally are when you are lying in it) .
a unit for measuring length equal to 12 inches or 30.48 centimetres
a 6-foot high wall
We're flying at 35 000 feet.
‘How tall are you?’ ‘Five foot nine (= five feet and nine inches) .’
in compound nouns
a person or thing that is a particular number of feet tall or long
His boat is an eighteen-footer.
a unit of rhythm in a line of poetry containing one stressed syllable and one or more syllables without stress. Each of the four divisions in the following line is a foot .
For men/may come/and men/may go.
to be extremely busy; to have too many things to do
to be lucky in finding yourself in a good situation, or in getting out of a difficult situation
with your feet touching the ground before any other part of your body
He landed feet first.
if you leave a place feet first , you are carried out after you are dead
You'll have to carry me out feet first!
to manage to enter an organization, a field of business, etc. that could bring you success
I always wanted to work in TV but it took me two years to get a foot in the door.
开始时关系良好 / 不好
to start a relationship well/badly
I seem to have got off on the wrong foot with the new boss.
to start doing sth that is new for you
At that time he was a young actor, just getting his feet wet.
to have a fault or weakness in your character
to have a sensible and realistic attitude to life
to be involved in or connected with two different or opposing groups
to be so old or ill/sick that you are not likely to live much longer
a strong way of saying that you disagree completely with what has just been said
‘Ian can't come because he's tired.’ ‘Tired my foot! Lazy more like!’
completely well or in a normal state again after an illness or a time of trouble
Sue's back on her feet again after her operation.
The new chairman hopes to get the company back on its feet within six months.
to make a great effort to do sth, especially if it is difficult or you are feeling tired
to sit down and relax, especially with your feet raised and supported
After a hard day's work, it's nice to get home and put your feet up.
to be very strict in opposing what sb wishes to do
You've got to put your foot down and make him stop seeing her.
to drive faster
She put her foot down and roared past them.
to say or do sth that upsets, offends or embarrasses sb
I really put my foot in it with Ella─I didn't know she'd split up with Tom.
usually used in negative sentences
to make a mistake
In the last two games he has hardly put a foot wrong.
to enter or visit a place
the first man to set foot on the moon
I vowed never to set foot in the place again.
to make sb/sth independent or successful
His business sense helped set the club on its feet again.
to be independent and able to take care of yourself
When his parents died he had to learn to stand on his own two feet.
in the way; stopping you from working, etc.
I don't want you kids under my feet while I'm cooking.
used to say that a situation has changed so that sb now has power or authority over the person who used to have power or authority over them
to suddenly become nervous about doing sth that you had planned to do
He was going to ask her but he got cold feet and said nothing.
to be deliberately slow in doing sth or in making a decision
to become able to act independently and with confidence
I only recently joined the firm so I'm still finding my feet.
to not delay in getting things done
to suddenly spoil sb's idea or plan by doing sth to stop them from continuing with it
to tie sb's hands and feet together so that they cannot move or escape
to prevent sb from doing what they want by creating rules, restrictions, etc.
covering your whole body
We were covered from head to foot in mud.
to want to travel or move to a different place; to want to do sth different
to be very awkward in your movements, especially when you are dancing or playing a sport
a way of referring to children when sb wants, or is going to have, a baby
We can't wait to hear the patter of tiny feet.
to take help or support away from sb suddenly
to do or say sth that will cause you a lot of trouble or harm, especially when you are trying to get an advantage for yourself
to admire sb very much, especially a teacher or sb from whom you try to learn
wearing socks or stockings but not shoes
to make sb fall suddenly and deeply in love with you
to be able to think and react to things very quickly and effectively without any preparation
to show what you think about sth by going or not going somewhere
Shoppers voted with their feet and avoided the store.
to take care of sb's needs so well that they do not have to do anything for themselves
to make sb walk so far or so fast that they are very tired
to sit down and rest, especially when you are tired
Come and sit down and take the weight off your feet for a while.
to be very successful and admired
to be responsible for paying the cost of sth
Once again it will be the taxpayer who has to foot the bill.
These are all words for the lowest part of sth.
[usually sing.] the lowest part of sth
Footnotes are given at the bottom of each page.
I waited for them at the bottom of the hill.
[usually sing.] the lowest part of sth, especially the part or surface on which it rests or stands
The lamp has a heavy base.
[usually pl.] a layer of bricks, concrete, etc. that forms the solid underground base of a building
to lay the foundations of the new school
[sing.] the lowest part of sth
At the foot of the stairs she turned to face him.
bottom or foot?
Foot is used to talk about a limited number of things: it is used most often with tree , hill/mountain , steps/stairs and page . Bottom can be used to talk about a much wider range of things, including those mentioned above for foot . Foot is generally used in more literary contexts.
travel by walking
- he followed on foot
- the swiftest of foot
the pedal extremity of vertebrates other than human beings
近义词: animal foot
any of various organs of locomotion or attachment in invertebrates
近义词: invertebrate foot
a support resembling a pedal extremity
- one foot of the chair was on the carpet
lowest support of a structure
- it was built on a base of solid rock
- he stood at the foot of the tower
the part of the leg of a human being below the ankle joint
- his bare feet projected from his trousers
- armored from head to foot
近义词: human foot,pes
(prosody) a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm
近义词: metrical foot,metrical unit
an army unit consisting of soldiers who fight on foot
- there came ten thousand horsemen and as many fully-armed foot
the lower part of anything
- curled up on the foot of the bed
- the foot of the page
- the foot of the list
- the foot of the mountain
a member of a surveillance team who works on foot or rides as a passenger
a linear unit of length equal to 12 inches or a third of a yard
- he is six feet tall
add a column of numbers
近义词: foot up
- let's hoof it to the disco
近义词: leg it,hoof,hoof it
pay for something
- pick up the tab
- pick up the burden of high-interest mortgages
- foot the bill