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noun foot pronunciation in American English /fʊt/
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  1. 1
    [countable] the part of your body at the end of your leg, on which you stand
    Mary slid her feet into her sandals.
    wipe your feet: He wiped his feet on the mat.
    stamp your feet: They stamped their feet to keep warm (=brought them down hard on the ground).
    shuffle your feet: He looked at the teacher and shuffled his feet nervously.
    beneath/under your feet: The deck was slippery beneath her feet.
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    1. a.
      [countable] the part of a piece of clothing that covers your foot
      one-piece pajamas with feet
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    2. b.
      [only before noun] operated using your foot or feet
      a foot brake/pump
    See also left1, shoot1, stand1, think1
  2. 2
    pluralfeet or foot
    [countable] a unit used for measuring length, containing 12 inches and equal to about 30 centimeters
    The house is 275 feet above sea level.
    The dining room measures 30 foot by 10.
    We had over two feet of snow last night.
    ...feet long/high/wide/tall: The boat is 25 feet long.
  3. 3
    [singular] the bottom of a slope, hill, set of stairs, etc.
    foot of: She paused at the foot of the stairs.
    foot of a mountain/hill/slope/cliff: We camped that night at the foot of the mountain.
    1. a.
      the bottom of a page or a column of words or numbers
      There was an error message at the foot of the page.
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  4. 4
    [singular] the end of a bed where you put your feet
    foot of: Henry stood at the foot of the bed.
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    1. a.
      the end of a table opposite to the end where the most important person sits
      A young officer at the foot of the table objected to the plan.
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