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  • v. Alternative form of wrongfoot.

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  • “As Mann played defense and Richardson cradled the ball with her head up, the women used their feet to grab position and cut.

    The term, they explained, was to “wrong-foot” your opponent.”

    The New York Times, A Case Against Helmets in Lacrosse, by Alan Schwarz, February 16, 2011

    February 17, 2011

  • "But the Bonn Republic was even more noteworthy for its success in wrong-footing the many observers in both camps socialists and Christian conservatives who had anticipated the worst. Under Konrad Adenauer's direction West Germany had navigated safely between the Scylla of neo-Nazism and the Charybdis of philo-Soviet neutralism, and was anchored securely in the Western alliance, despite the misgivings of critics at home and abroad."
    – Tony Judt, Postwar: A History of Europe since 1945 (New York: Penguin Press, 2005), 265.

    June 9, 2008