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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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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"hotfoot" boats, and in the land where a coolie may be hired all day for forty cents Mexican or twenty cents in our coin this human power is far cheaper than soft coal at five dollars a ton.
Will you be having a word with the French Open organisers so you can hotfoot it over to Wembley for the Champions League final?
In this case, McLaughlin asked Gore to speak to the Democrat state legislator who was giving Google a privacy hotfoot.
Book a cheap flight to Copenhagen, hotfoot it to the tourist office in Town Hall Square and ask where the nearest knitting shop is.
But what doesn't usually make it into the press, is that a handful of A-list movie stars wanting refuge, will hotfoot it to their favorite luxury escape: San Ysidro Ranch.
Someone should should hotfoot them just to break the tension.
We had to wake up at the crack of dawn, hotfoot it to the schools we were allocated to, man our positions, and “work it”.
Has to hotfoot out of town once they get that way about him.
Shakespeare lovers looking for an authentic rendering of an English classic should hotfoot it to Southwark to catch a memorable night'swork.
By sixteen Billy had a car of his own, a sleek — or so it seemed to him — green Impala that roared down the streets of Finleydale like a Triceratops with hotfoot.