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  • verb Alternative form of wrongfoot.

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Examples

  • Of course, U.K. house prices have had a tendency to wrong-foot the bearish.

    U.K. Housing Sits on Aspic, Not Firmer Foundations

  • Assou-Ekotto put up a high diagonal – Leighton Baines should have thumped it clear but his air shot allowed Aaron Lennon, who had been quiet thus far, to cut inside the left-back and when the shot rolled off his boot it passed under Sylvain Distin to wrong-foot Howard.

    Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Everton | Premier League match report

  • Levy was principally making a very effective appeal to recognize the humanity of both sides - and in this case, the humanity that was not being recognized was that of the Jews and Israelis, so that was the point he was clearly driving at and he appeared to effectively wrong-foot a particularly unsympathetic and hard-line question.

    Steve Clemons: Conspiracism American Style: The Daniel Levy Debate

  • When it was decided that 50% of parties' candidates should be women, many saw it as trying to wrong-foot An-Nahda.

    The women MPs tipped to play leading roles in Tunisia's new government

  • Levy was principally making a very effective appeal to recognize the humanity of both sides - and in this case, the humanity that was not being recognized was that of the Jews and Israelis, so that was the point he was clearly driving at and he appeared to effectively wrong-foot a particularly unsympathetic and hard-line question.

    Steve Clemons: Conspiracism American Style: The Daniel Levy Debate

  • Levy was principally making a very effective appeal to recognize the humanity of both sides - and in this case, the humanity that was not being recognized was that of the Jews and Israelis, so that was the point he was clearly driving at and he appeared to effectively wrong-foot a particularly unsympathetic and hard-line question.

    Steve Clemons: Conspiracism American Style: The Daniel Levy Debate

  • Levy was principally making a very effective appeal to recognize the humanity of both sides - and in this case, the humanity that was not being recognized was that of the Jews and Israelis, so that was the point he was clearly driving at and he appeared to effectively wrong-foot a particularly unsympathetic and hard-line question.

    Steve Clemons: Conspiracism American Style: The Daniel Levy Debate

  • Levy was principally making a very effective appeal to recognize the humanity of both sides - and in this case, the humanity that was not being recognized was that of the Jews and Israelis, so that was the point he was clearly driving at and he appeared to effectively wrong-foot a particularly unsympathetic and hard-line question.

    Steve Clemons: Conspiracism American Style: The Daniel Levy Debate

  • Levy was principally making a very effective appeal to recognize the humanity of both sides - and in this case, the humanity that was not being recognized was that of the Jews and Israelis, so that was the point he was clearly driving at and he appeared to effectively wrong-foot a particularly unsympathetic and hard-line question.

    Steve Clemons: Conspiracism American Style: The Daniel Levy Debate

  • Levy was principally making a very effective appeal to recognize the humanity of both sides - and in this case, the humanity that was not being recognized was that of the Jews and Israelis, so that was the point he was clearly driving at and he appeared to effectively wrong-foot a particularly unsympathetic and hard-line question.

    Steve Clemons: Conspiracism American Style: The Daniel Levy Debate

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  • "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

  • “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