hot foot

hotfoot

[hot-foot]
noun, plural hotfoots.
1.
a practical joke in which a match, inserted surreptitiously between the sole and upper of the victim's shoe, is lighted and allowed to burn down.
verb (used without object)
2.
Informal. to go in great haste; walk or run hurriedly or rapidly (often followed by it ): to hotfoot it to the bus stop.
adverb
3.
with great speed in going; in haste.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English hot fot (adv.). See hot, foot

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hotfoot (ˈhɒtˌfʊt)
 
adv
1.  with all possible speed; quickly
 
vb
2.  to move quickly

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