wrong-foot Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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uk   /ˌrɒŋˈfʊt/  us   /ˌrɑːŋ-/
[T often passive] to ​cause someone to be in a ​difficultsituation by doing something ​unexpected: The ​company was ​completely wrong-footed by the dollar's ​suddenrecovery. [T] UK in a ​sport, to ​hit or ​kick the ​ball so that the other ​playerbelieves the ​ball will go in the ​oppositedirection to the one in which it will really go, in ​order to make him or her ​move in the ​wrongdirection
(Definition of wrong-foot from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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