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foot

noun uk   us   /fʊt/

foot noun (BODY PART)

A1 [C] (plural feet) the part of the body at the bottom of the leg on which a person or animal stands: I've got a blister on my left foot. I've been on my feet (= standing) all day and I'm exhausted.informal You look tired. Why don't you put your feet up (= sit or lie down with your feet resting on something)? Please wipe your feet (= clean the bottom of your shoes) before you come into the house.get/rise to your feet C2 to stand up after you have been sitting: He rose to his feet when she walked in.on foot A2 walking: Are you going by bicycle or on foot?
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foot noun (MEASUREMENT)

B1 [C] (plural feet or foot) (written abbreviation ft) a unit of measurement, equal to twelve inches or 0.3048 metres, sometimes shown by the symbol ′: The man was standing only a few feet away. She is five feet/foot three inches tall. She is 5′ 3″ tall.
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foot noun (BOTTOM)

C1 [S] the bottom or lower end of a space or object: They built a house at the foot of a cliff. She dreamed she saw someone standing at the foot of her bed. There's a note explaining the quotation at the foot of the page.

foot noun (POETRY)

[C] (plural feet) specialized literature a unit of division of a line of poetry containing one strong beat and one or two weaker ones

foot

verb [T] uk   us   /fʊt/ informal
to pay an amount of money: His parents footed the bill for his college tuition. They refused to foot the cost of the wedding. The company will foot her expenses.
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