wrong-foot


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wrong-foot

vb (tr)
1. (General Sporting Terms) sport to play a shot in such a way as to cause (one's opponent) to be off balance
2. to take by surprise so as to place in an embarrassing or disadvantageous situation

wrong-foot

- To disconcert by doing something unexpected.
See also related terms for unexpected.

wrong-foot


Past participle: wrong-footed
Gerund: wrong-footing

Imperative
wrong-foot
wrong-foot
Present
I wrong-foot
you wrong-foot
he/she/it wrong-foots
we wrong-foot
you wrong-foot
they wrong-foot
Preterite
I wrong-footed
you wrong-footed
he/she/it wrong-footed
we wrong-footed
you wrong-footed
they wrong-footed
Present Continuous
I am wrong-footing
you are wrong-footing
he/she/it is wrong-footing
we are wrong-footing
you are wrong-footing
they are wrong-footing
Present Perfect
I have wrong-footed
you have wrong-footed
he/she/it has wrong-footed
we have wrong-footed
you have wrong-footed
they have wrong-footed
Past Continuous
I was wrong-footing
you were wrong-footing
he/she/it was wrong-footing
we were wrong-footing
you were wrong-footing
they were wrong-footing
Past Perfect
I had wrong-footed
you had wrong-footed
he/she/it had wrong-footed
we had wrong-footed
you had wrong-footed
they had wrong-footed
Future
I will wrong-foot
you will wrong-foot
he/she/it will wrong-foot
we will wrong-foot
you will wrong-foot
they will wrong-foot
Future Perfect
I will have wrong-footed
you will have wrong-footed
he/she/it will have wrong-footed
we will have wrong-footed
you will have wrong-footed
they will have wrong-footed
Future Continuous
I will be wrong-footing
you will be wrong-footing
he/she/it will be wrong-footing
we will be wrong-footing
you will be wrong-footing
they will be wrong-footing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been wrong-footing
you have been wrong-footing
he/she/it has been wrong-footing
we have been wrong-footing
you have been wrong-footing
they have been wrong-footing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been wrong-footing
you will have been wrong-footing
he/she/it will have been wrong-footing
we will have been wrong-footing
you will have been wrong-footing
they will have been wrong-footing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been wrong-footing
you had been wrong-footing
he/she/it had been wrong-footing
we had been wrong-footing
you had been wrong-footing
they had been wrong-footing
Conditional
I would wrong-foot
you would wrong-foot
he/she/it would wrong-foot
we would wrong-foot
you would wrong-foot
they would wrong-foot
Past Conditional
I would have wrong-footed
you would have wrong-footed
he/she/it would have wrong-footed
we would have wrong-footed
you would have wrong-footed
they would have wrong-footed
Translations

wrong-foot

[ˈrɒŋˈfʊt] VTponer en situación violenta, poner en situación desfavorable
that left us wrong-footedeso nos dejó en una situación violenta

wrong-foot

vt (Sport, fig) → auf dem falschen Fuß erwischen; to wrong-foot somebody (fig)jdn aus dem Gleichgewicht bringen; (= embarrass)jdn in Verlegenheit bringen

wrong-foot

[ˈrɒŋˌfʊt] vt (Ftbl) (also, fig) → prendere in contropiede
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