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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).
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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.
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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]
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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
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Translations

footwork

[ˈfʊtwɜːk] N (Sport) → juego m de piernas
see also fancy B1
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

footwork

[ˈfʊtwɜːrk] n
[boxer, footballer, tennis-player] → jeu m de jambes
(fig) (= manoeuvring) → manœuvre f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

footwork

[ˈfʊtˌwɜːk] n (Sport) → gioco di gambe
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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He was a very determined runner who took some stopping and also had quite deceptive foot-work."
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But Hull took the lead on 43 minutes when Horne's quick foot-work took him through the defence, with Cooke adding the goal.