AskDefine | Define hotfoot

Dictionary Definition

hotfoot adv : without delay; speedily; "sent ambassadors hotfoot to the Turks"- Francis Hackett; "drove hotfoot for Boston" v : step on it; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street" [syn: rush, hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along] [ant: linger]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. The prank of secretly inserting a match between the sole and upper of a victim's shoe and then lighting it.


  1. hastily; without delay.

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

amain, apace, at once, bound, by forced marches, canter, cursorily, expeditiously, feverishly, fox-trot, furiously, gallop, get, get cracking, git, hand over fist, hastily, helter-skelter, hightail, hop, hop along, hop to it, hump, hump it, hurriedly, hurry-scurry, immediately, in passing, instantly, leap, lope, make tracks, on the run, pell-mell, promptly, quickly, run, shag ass, shake it up, slapdash, snap to it, speedily, spring, sprint, step, step along, step lively, step on it, superficially, swiftly, tear ass, trip, trot, with a rush, with all haste, with dispatch, with haste
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