flat-footed


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flat-foot·ed

(flăt′fo͝ot′ĭd)
adj.
1. Of or afflicted with flatfoot.
2.
a. Steady on the feet.
b. Informal Without reservation; forthright: a flat-footed refusal.
3. Unable to react quickly; unprepared: The new product caught their competitors flat-footed.

flat′-foot′ed·ly adv.
flat′-foot′ed·ness n.

flat-footed

(ˌflætˈfʊtɪd)
adj
1. (Medicine) having flatfoot
2. informal
a. clumsy or awkward
b. downright and uncompromising
3. informal off guard or unawares (often in the phrase catch flat-footed)
ˌflat-ˈfootedly adv
ˌflat-ˈfootedness n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.flat-footed - with feet flat on the ground; not tiptoe
footed - having feet; "footed creatures"; "a footed sofa"
2.flat-footed - unprepared and unable to react quickly; "the new product caught their competitors flat-footed"
unready - not prepared or in a state of readiness; slow to understand or respond; "she cursed her unready tongue"
3.flat-footed - having broad flat feet that usually turn outward; "a slow flat-footed walk"
splayfoot, splayfooted - having feet that turn outward
4.flat-footed - without reservation; "a flat-footed refusal"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
direct - straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action; "a direct question"; "a direct response"; "a direct approach"
Translations

flat-footed

[ˈflætˈfʊtɪd] ADJ
1.de pies planos
to be flat-footedtener los pies planos
2. (fig) (= clumsy) → patoso (Sp)

flat-footed

[ˈflætˈfʊtɪd] adj to be flat-footedavere i piedi piatti
References in classic literature ?
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Already I was down from the high peaks and standing flat-footed upon earth.
Defensively, Everton had been solid enough but were sloppy for Porto's goal - first losing the ball in midfield before being caught flat-footed - which was a blot on an otherwise encouraging pre-season copybook.
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Eduardo Vargas equalized for Chile in the 71st minute, taking a short pass from Jean Beausejour and launching a long shot that tucked just inside the left corner, catching Brazilian keeper Julio Cesar flat-footed.
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