from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. Informal To go in haste. Often used with it: hotfoot it out of town.
- adv. In haste.
- n. The practical joke of lighting a match that has been secretly inserted between the sole and upper of a victim's shoe.
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- n. The prank of secretly inserting a match between the sole and upper of a victim's shoe and then lighting it.
- adv. hastily; without delay.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In haste; foothot.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In great haste; with great speed.
- To chase or pursue in hot haste; follow at a hot pace.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. move fast
- adv. without delay; speedily
- n. a practical joke that involves inserting a match surreptitiously between the sole and upper of the victim's shoe and then lighting it
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