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Definitions and Synonyms of afoot | Another word for afoot | What is afoot?

Definition 1: on foot; walking - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where afoot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they went to the village afoot
  • quail are hunted either afoot or on horseback

Definition 2: currently in progress - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where afoot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there is mischief afoot
  • plans are afoot
  • preparations for the trial are underway

Synonyms for afoot in the sense of this definition

(afoot is similar to ...) occurring in or belonging to the present time

"current events" "the current topic" "current negotiations" "current psychoanalytic theories" "the ship's current position"

Definition 3: traveling by foot - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where afoot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she was afoot when I saw her this morning

(afoot is similar to ...) in motion

"a constantly moving crowd" "the moving parts of the machine"

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