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first-foot

n
the first person to enter a household in the New Year. By Hogmanay tradition a dark-haired man who crosses the threshold at midnight brings good luck
vb
to enter (a house) as first-foot
ˈfirst-ˈfooting n
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first-foot


Past participle: first-footed
Gerund: first-footing

Imperative
first-foot
first-foot
Present
I first-foot
you first-foot
he/she/it first-foots
we first-foot
you first-foot
they first-foot
Preterite
I first-footed
you first-footed
he/she/it first-footed
we first-footed
you first-footed
they first-footed
Present Continuous
I am first-footing
you are first-footing
he/she/it is first-footing
we are first-footing
you are first-footing
they are first-footing
Present Perfect
I have first-footed
you have first-footed
he/she/it has first-footed
we have first-footed
you have first-footed
they have first-footed
Past Continuous
I was first-footing
you were first-footing
he/she/it was first-footing
we were first-footing
you were first-footing
they were first-footing
Past Perfect
I had first-footed
you had first-footed
he/she/it had first-footed
we had first-footed
you had first-footed
they had first-footed
Future
I will first-foot
you will first-foot
he/she/it will first-foot
we will first-foot
you will first-foot
they will first-foot
Future Perfect
I will have first-footed
you will have first-footed
he/she/it will have first-footed
we will have first-footed
you will have first-footed
they will have first-footed
Future Continuous
I will be first-footing
you will be first-footing
he/she/it will be first-footing
we will be first-footing
you will be first-footing
they will be first-footing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been first-footing
you have been first-footing
he/she/it has been first-footing
we have been first-footing
you have been first-footing
they have been first-footing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been first-footing
you will have been first-footing
he/she/it will have been first-footing
we will have been first-footing
you will have been first-footing
they will have been first-footing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been first-footing
you had been first-footing
he/she/it had been first-footing
we had been first-footing
you had been first-footing
they had been first-footing
Conditional
I would first-foot
you would first-foot
he/she/it would first-foot
we would first-foot
you would first-foot
they would first-foot
Past Conditional
I would have first-footed
you would have first-footed
he/she/it would have first-footed
we would have first-footed
you would have first-footed
they would have first-footed
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
References in periodicals archive ?
The first-footer must not be in the house at the stroke of midnight, and you'll also need to consider who the first-footer will be.
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It occurred on New Year's Day of 1985 and what a first-footer the wee fella turned out to be.
In Girvan, Ayrshire, a drunken first-footer had to be fished out of the sea at around 2am before being treated by paramedics.
A woman was deemed unlucky and the preferred first-footer should be male (maybe the equal opportunities people will have something to say about that).
This is the party season after all, and there's no excuse not to be dressed up should the unexpected first-footer show up at the door.
IN the traditional Scottish custom, a first-footer must be a tall dark man .
Show apartments launched in January, with the first-footers moving in a month later.
Because having staggered from the double whammy of Liverpool and Manchester United we head straight into a minefield where first-footers must pick their way with the utmost care and attention.
s Bannockburn welcome Glenrothes 2nds as first-footers to Bluebellwood tomorrow for aTennent's Caledonia Midlands 4 match.
First-footers Barrow called the tune early on, Dan Pilkington curling a free kick past the near post, Bowman unable to capitalise after Joel Dixon fumbled a Rob Ramshaw corner at the other end.