Translation of "wrong-foot" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˌrɒŋˈfʊt/ us /ˌrɑːŋˈfʊt/

[ T often passive ] to cause someone to be in a difficult situation by doing something unexpected

The company was completely wrong-footed by the dollar's sudden recovery. 美元的突然复苏使那家公司完全措手不及。

[ T ] UK in a sport, to hit or kick the ball so that the other player believes the ball will go in the opposite direction to the one in which it will really go, in order to make him or her move in the wrong direction


(Translation of “wrong-foot” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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