underfoot

[ US /ˌəndɝˈfʊt/ ]
[ UK /ˌʌndəfˈʊt/ ]
ADVERB
  1. under the feet
    green grass growing underfoot
    trampled the beans underfoot
  2. in the way and hindering progress
    a house with children and pets and toys always underfoot
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How To Use underfoot In A Sentence

  • Behind is a huge, bright yellow full moon, and the grassy field underfoot is composed of green, blue, and brown.
  • To see their team go down without a fight, to see the good name of their club trampled underfoot, to see the game laughing at them. The Sun
  • The thud of artillery shook sandy ground underfoot. Times, Sunday Times
  • The rock was mostly poor quality shale and mudstone leaving a smooth soapy floor underfoot and this continued for a few hundred metres without respite.
  • Half a foot of overnight snowfall that stops with the dawn is about perfect, guaranteeing that any tracks you cross will be fresh and the snow underfoot will be silent. The Deer Tracker's Handbook
  • And the apples are all underfoot among the yew trees, so it smells like a cider press in the kitchen," Mary said. CHARMED LIFE
  • Fortunately, despite the recent bad weather, the underfoot conditions were reasonably good and it proved an entertaining match until heavy rain marred the final 20 minutes.
  • The ground underfoot is often unstable, and some of the currents are extremely strong.
  • And ever the river was growing rougher and ruder; ever its backbone was beginning to puiver and flounder like a whale underfoot, with its liquescent body of cold, grey, murky water bursting with increasing frequency from its shell of ice, and lapping hungrily at our feet. Through Russia
  • The advocates of summer rugby will have loved it as the firm ground underfoot encouraged the two teams to play some terrific expansive rugby.
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