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horse hoof


 (ho͝of, ho͞of)
n. pl. hooves (ho͝ovz, ho͞ovz) or hoofs
a. The horny sheath covering the toes or lower part of the foot of a mammal of the orders Perissodactyla and Artiodactyla, such as a horse, ox, or deer.
b. The foot of such an animal, especially a horse.
2. Slang The human foot.
v. hoofed, hoof·ing, hoofs
To trample with the hooves.
v.intr. Slang
1. To dance, especially as a professional.
2. To go on foot; walk.
hoof it Slang
1. To walk.
2. To dance.
on the hoof
Not yet butchered; alive. Used especially of cattle.

[Middle English hof, from Old English hōf.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.hoof it - walk; "let's hoof it to the disco"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
walk - use one's feet to advance; advance by steps; "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet"
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|JAN SIEWERT HAVING TO LEARN ON THE HOOF IT'S been a whirlwind introduction to English football for new Town head coach Siewert.
MICK EASTERBY has not ruled out lodging a complaint with the BHA over the withdrawal of Hoof It from the feature race at Kempton's Racing Post-sponsored card on Sunday, when the horse refused to go into the stalls.
COLONEL MAK (David Barron) RUNS this afternoon in the Skybet Dash at York and could make a bold bid to follow in Hoof It's hoofprints who won on the Knavesmire before landing the Stewards Cup a week later at Glorious Goodwood.
JUST a quick reflection on last Saturday's racing - don't give up on thsat flying machine Hoof It despite his defeat at Newmarket.
LEE WESTWOOD'S Hoof It was last night ruled out of the inaugural Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday.
A stewards' inquiry was called due to possible interference between Dream Ahead and Hoof It. The placings remained unaltered following a long inquiry.
LEE WESTWOOD insists he can race to a second Omega European Masters title after seeing his horse Hoof It lose yesterday at Haydock Park.
HOOF IT let down his supporters at York last time but he should be given a chance to redeem himself in the Betfred Sprint Cup (3.35) at Haydock.
Westwood co-owns Hoof It with his agent Chubby Chandler, who also has Darren Clarke and Rory McIlroy on his books.
HOOF It put up an impressive performance to defy top weight and breeze to victory in the Blue Square Stewards' Cup at Goodwood.
If your newspaper comes at a different time each day, it's hard to know whether it's been delivered unless you hoof it out to the box and look inside.
"Liza can't hoof it around the stage without extreme pain," said an aide.