afoot


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a·foot

 (ə-fo͝ot′)
adv. & adj.
1. On foot; walking.
2. In the process of being carried out; astir: plans afoot to resign.

afoot

(əˈfʊt)
adj, adv (postpositive)
1. in circulation or operation; astir: mischief was afoot.
2. on or by foot

a•foot

(əˈfʊt)

adv., adj.
1. on foot; walking.
2. astir; in progress.
[1175–1225; Middle English a fote, on fote. See a-1, foot]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.afoot - traveling by footafoot - traveling by foot; "she was afoot when I saw her this morning"
moving - in motion; "a constantly moving crowd"; "the moving parts of the machine"
2.afoot - currently in progressafoot - currently in progress; "there is mischief afoot"; "plans are afoot"; "preparations for the trial are underway"
current - occurring in or belonging to the present time; "current events"; "the current topic"; "current negotiations"; "current psychoanalytic theories"; "the ship's current position"
Adv.1.afoot - on footafoot - on foot; walking; "they went to the village afoot"; "quail are hunted either afoot or on horseback"

afoot

adjective going on, happening, current, operating, abroad, brewing, hatching, circulating, up (informal), about, in preparation, in progress, afloat, in the wind, on the go (informal), astir We all knew that something awful was afoot.
Translations
جَارِ
v běhuv přípravě
í uppsiglingu, á seyîi
įgyvendinamasvykdomas
darbībā / apgrozībā esošsnotiekošs
v činnostiv prúde
hazırlık hâlinde

afoot

[əˈfʊt] ADV there is something afootalgo se está tramando
there is a plan afoot to remove himexiste un plan para apearlo
to set a scheme afootponer un proyecto en marcha, poner una idea en movimiento

afoot

[əˈfʊt] adv
there is something afoot → il se prépare quelque chose
moves are afoot to ... → des manœuvres ont été mises sur pieds pour ...

afoot

advim Gange; there is something afootda ist etwas im Gange; what’s afoot?was geht hier vor?

afoot

[əˈfʊt] adj & advin preparazione, in corso
there's trouble afoot → ci sono guai in vista
there is something afoot → si sta preparando qualcosa

afoot

(əˈfut) adverb
in progress or happening. There is a scheme afoot to improve recreational facilities in the area.
References in classic literature ?
Next morning I was afoot early, bent on my quest in right good earnest; for I had a remorseful feeling that I had not been sufficiently diligent the day before, had spent too much time in dreaming and moralising, in which opinion I am afraid the reader will agree.
Your letter tells me that something special is afoot with you, for I find in it so much about paradise and spring and sweet odours and the songs of birds.
The better to do so, I went afoot, armed with a Henry rifle and carrying three days' rations in my haversack.
Behind them were men afoot, marching in column, with dimly gleaming rifles aslant above their shoulders.
If the banners and flags are shifted about, sedition is afoot.
The night passed, and the next day, after dinner, Redruth and I were afoot again and on the road.
Werper, sitting upon the veranda, could hear their voices in earnest discussion, and having realized that something of unusual moment was afoot, he quietly rose from his chair, and keeping well in the shadow of the shrubbery growing profusely about the bungalow, made his silent way to a point beneath the window of the room in which his host and hostess slept.
There are plenty of wild enterprises afoot," he admitted, "but I don't know, after all, that I wish you particularly to be mixed up in them.
To be sure, it is a scandalous way of travelling, for a great gentleman like you to walk afoot.
Riach, as I do not think he had been very forward in the battle, so he had got off with nothing worse than a blow upon the cheek: but he looked out of heart and very weary, having been all night afoot, either standing watch or doctoring the wounded.
Upon the pavement the life of the newly-awakened city was already afoot.
Once afoot, it was not long before the company began to disperse.