footwork


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foot·work

 (fo͝ot′wûrk′)
n.
1. Sports The manner in which the feet are used or maneuvered, as in boxing or in figure skating.
2. Work that involves moving around on foot; legwork.
3. Informal Skillful dealing or maneuvering; tactics: "They've built a corporate empire on dazzling financial footwork" (Christopher Farrell).

footwork

(ˈfʊtˌwɜːk)
n
1. skilful use of the feet, as in sports, dancing, etc
2. informal clever manoeuvring: deft political footwork.
3. informal preliminary groundwork: many estate agents now do the footwork – you only need to visit.

foot•work

(ˈfʊtˌwɜrk)

n.
1. the use of the feet, as in tennis, boxing, or dancing.
2. legwork (def. 1).
3. adroit maneuvering.
[1560–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.footwork - the manner of using the feetfootwork - the manner of using the feet  
maneuver, manoeuvre, play - a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill; "he made a great maneuver"; "the runner was out on a play by the shortstop"
2.footwork - skillful maneuvering or dealing; "she needs some fancy footwork to cover all those lies"
tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvre, maneuver, manoeuvre - a move made to gain a tactical end
Translations

footwork

[ˈfʊtwɜːk] N (Sport) → juego m de piernas
see also fancy B1

footwork

[ˈfʊtwɜːrk] n
[boxer, footballer, tennis-player] → jeu m de jambes
(fig) (= manoeuvring) → manœuvre f

footwork

[ˈfʊtˌwɜːk] n (Sport) → gioco di gambe
References in classic literature ?
As an exhibition of rapid footwork his performance was good.
Maggie Toole, on account of her dull eyes, broad mouth and left- handed style of footwork in the twostep, went to the dances with Anna McCarty and her "fellow.
He spoke at length about how the batsman needed to be more decisive with his footwork and stay in the middle.
ANTHONY OGOGO reckons his footwork will be first class when he returns to the boxing ring from the ballroom after his Strictly Come Dancing stint.
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Len said: "I look at the footwork and the feet and the couple with the cleanest footwork were Simon and Kristina so that is the couple I am saving.
CHICAGO -- Rashad Harden, a house music and footwork pioneer who performed as DJ Rashad, was found dead this weekend of an apparent drug overdose, authorities said Sunday.
Promising dance talent Paleman will be joined by locals Pablo Roc and Afreit, Craig Gordon and Gang Fatale at the club's Hoochie night tomorrow, whilst Coventry's finest bass/garage specialists Footwork will be hosting the side room.
And yesterday he almost came a cropper when he got his foot caught in his cassock at a papal audience - but recovered with some nifty footwork.
In my experience, footwork is one of the most overlooked aspects of the golf swing.
A source said: "Someone who has seen her rehearsing says she is very nimble and will have good footwork.