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wrong-foot

vb (tr)
1. (General Sporting Terms) sport to play a shot in such a way as to cause (one's opponent) to be off balance
2. to take by surprise so as to place in an embarrassing or disadvantageous situation

wrong-foot

- To disconcert by doing something unexpected.
See also related terms for unexpected.

wrong-foot


Past participle: wrong-footed
Gerund: wrong-footing

Imperative
wrong-foot
wrong-foot
Present
I wrong-foot
you wrong-foot
he/she/it wrong-foots
we wrong-foot
you wrong-foot
they wrong-foot
Preterite
I wrong-footed
you wrong-footed
he/she/it wrong-footed
we wrong-footed
you wrong-footed
they wrong-footed
Present Continuous
I am wrong-footing
you are wrong-footing
he/she/it is wrong-footing
we are wrong-footing
you are wrong-footing
they are wrong-footing
Present Perfect
I have wrong-footed
you have wrong-footed
he/she/it has wrong-footed
we have wrong-footed
you have wrong-footed
they have wrong-footed
Past Continuous
I was wrong-footing
you were wrong-footing
he/she/it was wrong-footing
we were wrong-footing
you were wrong-footing
they were wrong-footing
Past Perfect
I had wrong-footed
you had wrong-footed
he/she/it had wrong-footed
we had wrong-footed
you had wrong-footed
they had wrong-footed
Future
I will wrong-foot
you will wrong-foot
he/she/it will wrong-foot
we will wrong-foot
you will wrong-foot
they will wrong-foot
Future Perfect
I will have wrong-footed
you will have wrong-footed
he/she/it will have wrong-footed
we will have wrong-footed
you will have wrong-footed
they will have wrong-footed
Future Continuous
I will be wrong-footing
you will be wrong-footing
he/she/it will be wrong-footing
we will be wrong-footing
you will be wrong-footing
they will be wrong-footing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been wrong-footing
you have been wrong-footing
he/she/it has been wrong-footing
we have been wrong-footing
you have been wrong-footing
they have been wrong-footing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been wrong-footing
you will have been wrong-footing
he/she/it will have been wrong-footing
we will have been wrong-footing
you will have been wrong-footing
they will have been wrong-footing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been wrong-footing
you had been wrong-footing
he/she/it had been wrong-footing
we had been wrong-footing
you had been wrong-footing
they had been wrong-footing
Conditional
I would wrong-foot
you would wrong-foot
he/she/it would wrong-foot
we would wrong-foot
you would wrong-foot
they would wrong-foot
Past Conditional
I would have wrong-footed
you would have wrong-footed
he/she/it would have wrong-footed
we would have wrong-footed
you would have wrong-footed
they would have wrong-footed
Translations

wrong-foot

[ˈrɒŋˈfʊt] VTponer en situación violenta, poner en situación desfavorable
that left us wrong-footedeso nos dejó en una situación violenta

wrong-foot

vt (Sport, fig) → auf dem falschen Fuß erwischen; to wrong-foot somebody (fig)jdn aus dem Gleichgewicht bringen; (= embarrass)jdn in Verlegenheit bringen

wrong-foot

[ˈrɒŋˌfʊt] vt (Ftbl) (also, fig) → prendere in contropiede
References in periodicals archive ?
Brogan's stunning 20-yarder cancelled out Llyod Kerry's 23rd-minute opener which took a deflection off Chris Lynch before wrong-footing Jan Budtz.
Substitute Stephen Dobbie then made an immediate impact with his deflected shot wrong-footing Lee Camp and trickling into the net, before two quickfire goals from Campbell sent Blackpool to the Wembley showpiece on May 22.
Substitute Stephen Dobbie then made an immediate impact with his deflected shot wrong-footing Lee Camp and trickling into the net before two quickfire goals froS m Campbell sent Blackpool to the Wembley showpiece on May 22.
Brompton, to their credit, stepped up a gear and, after some sloppy defending, were given a lifeline when a ball was driven in, wrong-footing Bothroyd and sailing into the net.
Amy McCann, wrong-footing three markers after collecting Hall's pass, restored Blues' advantage in the 68th minute but it was 2-2 when Mikaela Howell levelled.
Gray got a decisive head to Jonathan Fortune's long freekick in the third minute, wrong-footing keeper Neil Sullivan, whose late effort at pawing the ball clear proved in vain.
And Adams scored the winner after 33 minutes, coolly wrong-footing goalkeeper Sam Russell before firing home.
With Brian Barry-Murphy injured, Casper played teenage midfielder Nicky Adams as a makeshift striker - and he duly scored the winner, coolly wrong-footing goalkeeper Sam Russell before firing home.
Martin Devaney was the instigator, looping over a cross which Julian Alsop headed down for Brayson who turned home after cleverly wrong-footing the Terriers keeper.
Simon is Mr Control, but little signs in his body language show Cheryl is wrong-footing him by flirting.
The Chelsea and Skipton boards may talk of wrong-footing carpetbaggers by their decision to allow the resolutions to go ahead, but it looks as though they didn't have any choice.
Burnley failed to clear an Aspinall corner, the ball fell to Taylor and his shot took a wicked deflection before wrong-footing keeper Beresford.