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[fʊt] (plural feet [fiːt] ) noun I
1) [C] the part of your body at the end of your leg, on which you stand
He wiped his feet on the mat.[/ex]
She injured her right foot playing basketball.[/ex]
See:
shoot I,
stand I
2) (plural feet foot)
[C] a unit used for measuring length that is equal to 12 INCHES or about 30 CENTIMETRES
We had over two feet of snow last night.[/ex]
He's over six foot tall.[/ex]
3) [singular]the foot of sth the bottom or far end of something
She paused at the foot of the stairs.[/ex]
Look at the notes at the foot of the page.[/ex]
back on your feet — well or successful again after being ill or having problems[/ex]
Jim's hoping he'll be back on his feet by next week.[/ex]
get/leap/rise etc to your feet — to stand up in a particular way[/ex]
Steve jumped to his feet.[/ex]
have/keep your feet on the ground — to have a sensible practical attitude to life[/ex]
land on your feet — to be lucky and get into a good situation after being in a difficult one[/ex]
Tim always manages to land on his feet.[/ex]
on your feet — standing[/ex]
I'm exhausted - I've been on my feet all afternoon![/ex]
on foot — walking[/ex]
We set off on foot.[/ex]
put your feet up — to sit down and relax with your feet raised off the ground[/ex]
put your foot down — to refuse very firmly to do or accept something[/ex]
Things can't carry on like this; you'll have to put your foot down.[/ex]
put your foot in itBritish to accidentally say something that is embarrassing or that upsets or annoys someone[/ex]
set foot — to go to a place[/ex]
It was the first time I had set foot on French soil.[/ex]
under sb's feet — if someone is under your feet, they are annoying you by stopping you from doing what you need to do[/ex]
II verb foot [fʊt] foot the bill (for sth)informal to pay for something[/ex] Are we expected to foot the bill for this?[/ex]

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