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footnoun

 us   /fʊt/
  • foot noun (BODY PART)

[C] (plural feet  /fit/ ) the ​part of the ​body at the ​bottom of the ​leg on which a ​person or ​animalstands: I’ve got a ​blister on my ​left foot. He got to/​jumped to/​rose to his feet (= ​stood up) to get a ​betterlook at the ​paradepassing by. I’ve been on my feet (= ​standing) all ​dayservingcustomers. The ​driver of the ​stolencarfled the ​scene on foot (= ​walking).
  • foot noun (MEASUREMENT)

[C] (plural foot or feet  /fit/ ) (abbreviation ft., symbol ') a ​unit of ​measurement of ​lengthequal to 12 ​inches or 0.3048 ​meters
  • foot noun (BOTTOM)

[U] the ​bottom or end of a ​space or ​object: She ​dreamed she ​saw someone ​standing at the foot of her ​bed.
(Definition of foot from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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footnoun

uk   /fʊt/  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 ​animalstands: I've got a ​blister on my ​left foot. I've been on my ​feet (= ​standing) all ​day and I'm ​exhausted.informal You ​looktired. Why don't you putyourfeet up (= ​sit or ​lie down with ​yourfeetresting on something)? Please ​wipeyourfeet (= ​clean the ​bottom of ​yourshoes) 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 ​inchestall. 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 ​noteexplaining the ​quotation at the foot of the ​page.

footverb [T]

uk   /fʊt/  us   /fʊt/ informal
(Definition of foot from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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footnoun

uk   us   /fʊt/
[C] (plural feet, foot) (written abbreviation ft) MEASURES a ​unit of ​measurementequal to 12 inches or 0.3048 ​metres, sometimes shown by the ​symbol ′: His ​brief was to ​provide 10 million ​square feet of ​officespace on a 16-acre ​site.
[S] the ​bottom or ​lower end of something: the foot of sth Additional ​notes are ​added at the foot of the ​page.
be run/rushed off your feet
to be extremely ​busy: Business was ​booming, and everyone in the ​office was ​rushed off their feet.
drag your feet
to be very ​slow in doing sth, for ​example taking a decision: Reformers ​claim that the FSA is dragging its feet onbankingreform.
fall/land on your feet
to be ​successful or lucky, especially after a ​period of not having ​success or luck: After the ​redundancies, about a fifth of the ​workers immediately ​landed on their feet, getting ​jobs at a ​localstart-upcompany.
get back on your feet (also get sb/sth back on their feet)
to ​startexperiencing an ​improvedsituation after a ​time of trouble or difficulty or to ​help a ​person, ​company, etc. to do this: There is enormous ​support for quick, low-interest ​loans to ​helpcompanies get back on their feet after a ​disaster.
get a/your foot in the door
to ​enter a ​business or an ​organization at a ​lowlevel, but with a chance of being more ​successful in the future: Graduate Careers Opportunities will ​help you get a foot in the door of your chosen ​career.
get your feet wet
to ​start doing something new: The ​company got its feet wet by taking a ​stand at the trader's ​exhibition.

footverb

uk   us   /fʊt/
foot the bill
to ​pay the ​cost of something: Seniormanagers might be able to get ​employers to foot the ​bill for a ​weekend executive-MBA ​program.
(Definition of foot from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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