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hotfoot

[hot-foo t] /ˈhɒtˌfʊt/
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
1250-1300; Middle English hot fot (adv.). See hot, foot
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British Dictionary definitions for hotfoot it

hotfoot

/ˈhɒtˌfʊt/
adverb
1.
with all possible speed; quickly
verb
2.
to move quickly
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Slang definitions & phrases for hotfoot it

hotfoot

adverb

At once; immediately: I'll walk hotfoot to the doctor's office (1835+)

verb
  1. (also hotfoot it)Togo fast; hurry: The boys would hotfoot back when they heard the mess call/ Tell him to hotfoot it to the sheriff's office (1838+)
  2. GIVE someone A HOTFOOT

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Idioms and Phrases with hotfoot it
Go in haste, walk fast or run. For example, I'll have to hotfoot it to the airport if I'm to meet them. [ ; c. 1900 ]
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