underfoot

un·der·foot

 (ŭn′dər-fo͝ot′)
adv.
1. Below or under the foot or feet; against the ground: trampled the plants underfoot.
2. At or under the foot or feet; on the ground: moist, cool, soft grass growing underfoot.
3. Hindering progress; in the way: pets, toys, and children underfoot.

underfoot

(ˌʌndəˈfʊt)
adv
1. underneath the feet; on the ground
2. in a position of subjugation or subservience
3. in the way

un•der•foot

(ˌʌn dərˈfʊt)

adv.
1. under the foot or feet; on the ground or underneath.
2. in the way.
adj.
3. lying under the foot or feet; in a position to be stepped on.
[1150–1200]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.underfoot - under the feetunderfoot - under the feet; "trampled the beans underfoot"; "green grass growing underfoot"
2.underfoot - in the way and hindering progress; "a house with children and pets and toys always underfoot"
Translations
تَحْت القَدَمَيْن
na zemi
undir fæti
po kojomis
apakšāzem kājām
na zemi
ayak altında

underfoot

[ˈʌndəˈfʊt] ADVdebajo de los pies
it's wet underfootel suelo está mojado

underfoot

[ˌʌndərˈfʊt] advsous les pieds
to trample sth underfoot → piétiner qch

underfoot

[ˌʌndəˈfʊt] advsotto i piedi, per terra
to trample underfoot (also) (fig) → calpestare
the children are always getting underfoot → i bambini sono sempre tra i piedi

underfoot

(andəˈfut) adjective
on the ground under the feet of anyone walking. It is not actually raining just now but it is very wet underfoot.
References in classic literature ?
When the wind blows they whirl crazily about, filling the air and making a car- pet underfoot.
Little by little the scene grew plain: towering, black buildings here and there, long rows of shops and sheds, little railways branching everywhere, bare gray cinders underfoot and oceans of billowing black smoke above.
Miranda went so far as to say that she wouldn't mind if the Burches came every once in a while, but she was afraid he'd spread abroad the fact of his visit, and missionaries' families would be underfoot the whole continual time.
Thus talking hand in hand alone they pass'd On to thir blissful Bower; it was a place Chos'n by the sovran Planter, when he fram'd All things to mans delightful use; the roofe Of thickest covert was inwoven shade Laurel and Mirtle, and what higher grew Of firm and fragrant leaf; on either side ACANTHUS, and each odorous bushie shrub Fenc'd up the verdant wall; each beauteous flour, IRIS all hues, Roses, and Gessamin Rear'd high thir flourisht heads between, and wrought Mosaic; underfoot the Violet, Crocus, and Hyacinth with rich inlay Broiderd the ground, more colour'd then with stone Of costliest Emblem: other Creature here Beast, Bird, Insect, or Worm durst enter none; Such was thir awe of man.
Is the family of Toomai of the Elephants to be trodden underfoot in the dirt of a Keddah?
As soon as thou art awake dig up the ground underfoot, and thou shalt find a bow of brass and three arrows of lead.
All that time he heard nothing but the sound of a million little waters, overhead from the trees, and underfoot along the ground, soaking through the pine-needles, dripping from the tongues of draggled fern, and spouting in newly-torn muddy channels down the slopes.
Then, before they knew it, came want,-- want in all its horror, indifferent to its rags, treading underfoot all human sentiments.
She went stealthily as a cat through this profusion of growth, gathering cuckoo-spittle on her skirts, cracking snails that were underfoot, staining her hands with thistle-milk and slug-slime, and rubbing off upon her naked arms sticky blights which, though snow-white on the apple-tree trunks, made madder stains on her skin; thus she drew quite near to Clare, still unobserved of him.
Rouncewell's townsman heard of the disclosure, he no more allowed the girl to be patronized and honoured than he would have suffered her to be trodden underfoot before his eyes.
Dismounted warriors were trampled underfoot in the stampede which followed.
The shape and altitude of the lighted windows, the whisper of the laurels on either hand, the very feel of the gravel underfoot, were at once familiar to my senses as the sweet, relaxing, immemorial air that one drank deeper at every breath.