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Noun: hotfoot  'hót,fût
  1. A practical joke that involves inserting a match surreptitiously between the sole and upper of the victim's shoe and then lighting it
Adverb: hotfoot  'hót,fût
  1. Without delay; speedily
    "sent ambassadors hotfoot to the Turks"; "drove hotfoot for Boston"
Verb: hotfoot  'hót,fût
  1. Move fast
    "He hotfooted down the hall to receive his guests";
    - rush, hasten, hie [archaic], speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along, step on it, travel rapidly, hurry, zip

Derived forms: hotfooting, hotfoots, hotfooted

Type of: go, locomote, move, practical joke, travel

Encyclopedia: Hotfoot