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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 ?
The quarters were too small for foot work. It was stand your ground and give and take.
The blood rose to her head, and her little foot worked with impatience beneath her robe.
"Not only does Manny Pacquiao have fast hand work, he also has fast foot work.
FOOT WORK Pygmy goat Mabel on the back of members of the pilates class, including instructor Jo Munro's sister Ruth, right.
"PDC dancers need the discipline to push themselves to the next level, working to perfect those multiple turns and that detailed foot work," said Dance Manager Becky Lugovsky.
It is based on a minimum of 25 to 36 net square feet for individual work seats, and providing a five foot work surface minimum for adequate personal space and space planning flexibility with 55 percent of usable square feet allocated to individual seats and 45 percent allocated to group and community space.
But the only thing which is good is, even with weak players who we get (for) sparring, they have speed in the ball, body, foot work and their thought process.
Feilding said: "He's a good fighter with decent foot work in particular.
The drilling ferocity of their foot work with no music accompaniment at times, spiraled away the audience slowly and exquisitely.
The Gulls thought they were level on 34 minutes when Keiffer Moore netted but the goal was ruled out for a foul on keeper Luke Coddington, before the same player was then denied by the woodwork two minutes before the break after some clever foot work in the area.
There could be a debut for 18-year-old Ospreys wing Keelan Giles (in training, top left), whose electric pace and dazzling foot work has drawn comparisons with Wales' all-time record tryscorer Shane Williams.
"I've been outside every day with the team and have done a lot of fitness work, foot work and making some saves with my left hand.