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puss·y·foot

 (po͝os′ē-fo͝ot′)
intr.v. puss·y·foot·ed, puss·y·foot·ing, puss·y·foots
1. To move stealthily or cautiously.
2. Informal To act or proceed cautiously or timidly to avoid committing oneself.

puss′y·foot′er n.

pussyfoot

(ˈpʊsɪˌfʊt)
vb (intr)
1. to move about stealthily or warily like a cat
2. to avoid committing oneself
n, pl -foots
a person who pussyfoots

puss•y•foot

(ˈpʊs iˌfʊt)

v.i.
1. to go or move in a stealthy or cautious manner.
2. to act timidly or irresolutely, as if afraid to commit oneself.
[1890–95, Amer.]
puss′y•foot`er, n.

pussyfoot


Past participle: pussyfooted
Gerund: pussyfooting

Imperative
pussyfoot
pussyfoot
Present
I pussyfoot
you pussyfoot
he/she/it pussyfoots
we pussyfoot
you pussyfoot
they pussyfoot
Preterite
I pussyfooted
you pussyfooted
he/she/it pussyfooted
we pussyfooted
you pussyfooted
they pussyfooted
Present Continuous
I am pussyfooting
you are pussyfooting
he/she/it is pussyfooting
we are pussyfooting
you are pussyfooting
they are pussyfooting
Present Perfect
I have pussyfooted
you have pussyfooted
he/she/it has pussyfooted
we have pussyfooted
you have pussyfooted
they have pussyfooted
Past Continuous
I was pussyfooting
you were pussyfooting
he/she/it was pussyfooting
we were pussyfooting
you were pussyfooting
they were pussyfooting
Past Perfect
I had pussyfooted
you had pussyfooted
he/she/it had pussyfooted
we had pussyfooted
you had pussyfooted
they had pussyfooted
Future
I will pussyfoot
you will pussyfoot
he/she/it will pussyfoot
we will pussyfoot
you will pussyfoot
they will pussyfoot
Future Perfect
I will have pussyfooted
you will have pussyfooted
he/she/it will have pussyfooted
we will have pussyfooted
you will have pussyfooted
they will have pussyfooted
Future Continuous
I will be pussyfooting
you will be pussyfooting
he/she/it will be pussyfooting
we will be pussyfooting
you will be pussyfooting
they will be pussyfooting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pussyfooting
you have been pussyfooting
he/she/it has been pussyfooting
we have been pussyfooting
you have been pussyfooting
they have been pussyfooting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pussyfooting
you will have been pussyfooting
he/she/it will have been pussyfooting
we will have been pussyfooting
you will have been pussyfooting
they will have been pussyfooting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pussyfooting
you had been pussyfooting
he/she/it had been pussyfooting
we had been pussyfooting
you had been pussyfooting
they had been pussyfooting
Conditional
I would pussyfoot
you would pussyfoot
he/she/it would pussyfoot
we would pussyfoot
you would pussyfoot
they would pussyfoot
Past Conditional
I would have pussyfooted
you would have pussyfooted
he/she/it would have pussyfooted
we would have pussyfooted
you would have pussyfooted
they would have pussyfooted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.pussyfoot - to go stealthily or furtively; "..stead of sneaking around spying on the neighbor's house"
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"

pussyfoot

verb hedge, sit on the fence, prevaricate, beat about the bush, flannel (Brit. informal), equivocate, be noncommittal, hum and haw, tergiversate Stop pussyfooting around and say what you really mean!

pussyfoot

verb
1. To move silently and furtively:
Slang: gumshoe.
2. Informal. To use evasive or deliberately vague language:
Informal: waffle.
Translations
يَتَصَرَّف بِتَحَفُّظ او خَوْف
tichošlápek
gå på kattepoter
nesztelenül lépdelóvatosan jár el
læîupokast, laumast
tajnostkár
ürkek davranmak

pussyfoot

[ˈpʊsɪfʊt] VI (esp US) (also pussyfoot around) → andar sigilosamente (fig) → no decidirse

pussyfoot

[ˈpʊsɪˌfʊt] vi (fam, pej) → tentennare

puss

(pus) noun
a cat.
pussy (pusi) plural pussies noun
1. a cat, especially a kitten.
2. (slang, vulgar) a woman thought of as a sex object; a fuck.
3. (slang, vulgar) a woman's vagina.
ˈpussyfoot verb
to behave in a wary or timid way.
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