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EtymologyEdit

From a- +‎ foot.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

afoot (not comparable)

  1. On foot. (means of locomotion, walking)
  2. On foot. (support of the body, standing)
  3. In motion; in action; astir; stirring; in progress.
    • c. 1599-1601, William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act III scene ii[1]:
      Hamlet: [] I prithee, when thou seest that act afoot, / Even with the very comment of thy soul / Observe mine uncle: []
    • 1982, Douglas Adams, Life, the Universe and Everything
      'Patience,' said Slartibartfast again. 'Great things are afoot.'
      'That's what you said last time we met,' said Arthur.
      'They were,' said Slartibartfast.
      'Yes, that's true,' admitted Arthur.

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AdjectiveEdit

afoot (not comparable)

  1. That is on foot, in motion, in action, in progress.

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