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foot

noun   /fʊt/
A1 ( plural feet /fiːt/) one of the two flat parts on the ends of your legs that you stand on pie bare feet
on foot
A2 walking a pie I usually go to school on foot.
B1 ( plural foot, feet) ( written abbreviation ft) a unit for measuring length, equal to 0.3048 metres or 12 inches pie Alex is about six feet tall.
( plural foot, feet) ( written abbreviation ft.) a unit for measuring length, equal to 12 inches pie Alex is about six feet tall.
at the foot of something
the bottom of something al pie de algo He was standing at the foot of the stairs.
get/rise to your feet
to stand up after you have been sitting ponerse de pie The audience rose to their feet.
get cold feet
to suddenly become too frightened to do what you had planned to do, especially something important acobardarse I tried to ask her out, but I got cold feet.
put your foot in it
to say something silly or embarrassing, without intending to meter la pata
have one foot in the grave
to be very old and near death tener un pie en la sepultura
have your feet on the ground
to be very practical and see things as they really are tener los pies sobre la tierra
(Definition of foot from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

foot

noun /fut/ ( plural feet /fiːt/)
the part of the leg on which a person or animal stands or walks pie My feet are very sore from walking so far.
the lower part of anything pie We waited for the others at the foot of the hill.
(plural often foot; often abbreviated to ft when written) a measure of length equal to twelve inches (30.48 cm) pie He is five feet/foot six inches tall a four-foot wall.
footing noun
balance equilibrio It was difficult to keep his footing on the narrow path.
foundation base The business is now on a firm footing.
football noun
(British ) a game played by kicking a large ball; soccer fútbol The children played football (also adjective) a football fan.
(British) the ball used in this game. balón
footbridge noun
a narrow bridge used by people who are walking. pasarela, puente peatonal
foothill noun
a small hill at the foot of a mountain estribación, falda the foothills of the Alps.
foothold noun
a place to put one’s feet when climbing hueco para apoyar el pie; punto de apoyo The climbers struggled to find footholds on the slippery rock.
footlight noun
(in a theatre/theater) a light which shines on the actors etc from the front of the stage. candilejas
footman noun ( plural footmen)
a male servant wearing a uniform lacayo, criado The footman opened the door.
footmark noun
a footprint huella, pisada He left dirty footmarks on the kitchen floor.
footnote noun
a note at the bottom of a page nota a pie de página The footnotes referred to other chapters of the book.
footpath noun
a path or way for walking, not for cars, bicycles etc sendero, camino You can go by the footpath.
footprint noun
the mark or impression of a foot huella, pisada She followed his footprints through the snow.
footsore adjective
with painful feet from too much walking con los pies doloridos He arrived, tired and footsore.
footstep noun
the sound of a foot paso, pisada She heard his footsteps on the stairs.
footwear noun
boots, shoes, slippers etc calzado He always buys expensive footwear.
footwork noun
skilful/skillful use of your feet when you are dancing or playing a sport juego de pies, juego de piernas Some fancy footwork took the Manchester United striker past two Arsenal defenders.
clever or skilful/skillful actions to achieve something or deal with a problem juego de pies, juego de piernas They are going to need some pretty deft political footwork to get their laws passed through Congress.
follow in someone’s footsteps
to do the same as someone has done before one seguir los pasos de alguien When he joined the police force he was following in his father’s footsteps.
foot the bill
to be the person who pays the bill pagar la cuenta Ron generously offered to foot the restaurant bill.
on foot
walking a pie She arrived at the house on foot.
put one’s foot down
to be firm about something imponerse I put my foot down and refused to let him smoke in the house.
put one’s foot in it
to say or do something stupid meter la pata I really put my foot in it when I asked about his wife – she had just run away with his friend!
(Definition of foot from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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