HyperDic: hotfoot

English > 3 senses of the word hotfoot:
ADVERBallhotfootwithout delay
NOUNacthotfoota practical joke that involves inserting a match surreptitiously between the sole and upper of the victim's shoe and then lighting it
VERBmotionhotfoot, rush, hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along, step on itmove fast
English > hotfoot: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA practical joke that involves inserting a match surreptitiously between the sole and upper of the victim's shoe and then lighting it.
Broaderpractical jokeA prank or trick played on a person (especially one intended to make the victim appear foolish)
English > hotfoot: 3 senses > adverb 1
MeaningWithout delay; speedily.
Examples
  • "sent ambassadors hotfoot to the Turks"- Francis Hackett
  • "drove hotfoot for Boston"
Spanisha toda prisa, a todo correr
English > hotfoot: 3 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningMove fast.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
ModelThey hotfoot up the hill
Synonymsrush, hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along, step on it
Entailed bybustle, bustle about, hustleMove or cause to move energetically or busily
stampederun away in a stampede / stampede
Narrowerbarge, thrust ahead, push forwardPush one's way
dart, dash, scoot, scud, flash, shootRun or move very quickly or hastily
tear, shoot, shoot down, charge, buckMove quickly and violently
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
Oppositelinger, dawdleTake one's time
Spanishapresurarse, correr, darse prisa, lanzarse, precipitarse, precipitar
Catalanafanyar-se, apressar, cuitar, llençar-se, precipitar-se, precipitar

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