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Definition of "underfoot" []

  • Below or under the foot or feet; against the ground: trampled the beans underfoot. (adverb)
  • At or under the foot or feet; on the ground: moist, cool, soft grass growing underfoot. (adverb)
  • Hindering progress; in the way: pets, toys, and children underfoot. (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "underfoot" in a sentence
  • "And when earthquakes hit mining regions, remember that the ground underfoot is mostly hollow."
  • "The moisture removing feature of our air conditioners keep the air clear, but the unpleasant feeling underfoot is much more difficult, if not impossible, to get rid of."
  • "The ploughed fields are crimson; the mud underfoot is crimson; the little torrent hurrying down the ravine by the roadside is crimson; the very puddles are crimson also."