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Definition 1: a practical joke that involves inserting a match surreptitiously between the sole and upper of the victim's shoe and then lighting it - [noun denoting act]

(hotfoot is a kind of ...) a prank or trick played on a person (especially one intended to make the victim appear foolish)

Definition 2: move hurridly - [verb of motion]

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

  • He rushed down the hall to receive his guests
  • The cars raced down the street

Synonyms for hotfoot in the sense of this definition

(hotfoot is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(... is a kind of hotfoot ) push one's way

"she barged into the meeting room"

(... is a kind of hotfoot ) move quickly and violently

"The car tore down the street" "He came charging into my office"

(... is a kind of hotfoot ) run or move very quickly or hastily

"She dashed into the yard"

Definition 3: without delay; speedily - [adverb denoting all]

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

  • sent ambassadors hotfoot to the Turks
  • drove hotfoot for Boston

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