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foot drop

noun, Pathology
1.
extension of the foot caused by paralysis of the flexor muscles of the leg.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10
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Examples from the web for foot drop
  • Thousand-foot drop-offs were common on the right shoulder of the road, while on the left, steep cliffs climbed even higher.
  • But many restaurateurs say their actual sales per square foot drop when outdoor seating is figured in.
  • They are made of a solid piece of strong plastic and are wrapped around each foot to prevent what is called foot drop.
  • The clock can survive a two-foot drop and the alarm beeps randomly, ensuring that its frantic squalling won't be easily forgotten.

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