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hoof
horse hoof

hoof

 (ho͝of, ho͞of)
n. pl. hooves (ho͝ovz, ho͞ovz) or hoofs
1.
a. The horny sheath covering the toes or lower part of the foot of a mammal of the orders Perissodactyla and Artiodactyla, such as a horse, ox, or deer.
b. The foot of such an animal, especially a horse.
2. Slang The human foot.
v. hoofed, hoof·ing, hoofs
v.tr.
To trample with the hooves.
v.intr. Slang
1. To dance, especially as a professional.
2. To go on foot; walk.
Idioms:
hoof it Slang
1. To walk.
2. To dance.
on the hoof
Not yet butchered; alive. Used especially of cattle.

[Middle English hof, from Old English hōf.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.hoof it - walk; "let's hoof it to the disco"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
walk - use one's feet to advance; advance by steps; "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet"
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MICK EASTERBY has not ruled out lodging a complaint with the BHA over the withdrawal of Hoof It from the feature race at Kempton's Racing Post-sponsored card on Sunday, when the horse refused to go into the stalls.
JUST a quick reflection on last Saturday's racing - don't give up on thsat flying machine Hoof It despite his defeat at Newmarket.
LEE WESTWOOD insists he can race to a second Omega European Masters title after seeing his horse Hoof It lose yesterday at Haydock Park.
A stewards' inquiry was called due to possible interference between Dream Ahead and Hoof It.
HOOF IT let down his supporters at York last time but he should be given a chance to redeem himself in the Betfred Sprint Cup (3.
Golfer lee Westwood celebrated a major victory when his horse Hoof It ran away with the stewards Cup.
HOOF It put up an impressive performance to defy top weight and breeze to victory in the Blue Square Stewards' Cup at Goodwood.
If your newspaper comes at a different time each day, it's hard to know whether it's been delivered unless you hoof it out to the box and look inside.
Are you going to walk the 25 miles through the dangerous urban wasteland, dodging wild dogs, gang bangers and bands of irate Westside lawyers who have to hoof it over the Cahuenga Pass in their Ferragamo loafers?
Hoof It has twice been placed in the Group 1 Haydock Sprint Cup, has run at Royal Ascot, on Champions Day and won at Glorious Goodwood, but it has taken the revamping of the all-weather programme to lure him off the grass and on to the Polytrack.
HOOF IT can atone for a costly defeat in the Nunthorpe Stakes at York's Ebor fixture by lifting the Betfred Sprint Cup (3.