hotfoot hotfoot


  1. (n) a practical joke that involves inserting a match surreptitiously between the sole and upper of the victim's shoe and then lighting it
  2. (v) move fast
  3. (adv) without delay; speedily


  1. The only thing the tanners could do was hotfoot it for Washington.
  2. Whenever weary Congress adjourns, most of its members will hotfoot for home not only for vacation but also to stump their bailiwicks for reelection.
  3. Ever since he was named to FTC in 1945, gum-chewing, wisecracking Lowell Mason has been giving the other four FTC members a running hotfoot.


  1. Outfielder Paul Blair said, "Moe was something. They had to tell him to tone it down a little. I mean, you couldn't take your eyes off him. The man could give a hotfoot better than anybody. He was inventive. He would use cigarette lighter fluid and...
    on Jun 12, 2006 By: Paul Blair Source: SportsFan Magazine

  2. However, Burrell, refused to disclose a last secret told to him by Princess Diana says the Mirror, and was told to "hotfoot to Cheshire to obtain the relevant documents".
    on Jan 15, 2008 By: Princess Diana Source: BBC News

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