What does afoot mean?

afoot meaning in General Dictionary

by foot

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  • by foot; walking
  • traveling on foot
  • at this time in progress
  • by foot.
  • Fig.: In movement; doing his thing; astir; in progress.

afoot meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1200, afote, from a- "on" (see a- (1)) + foot (letter.). Figurative feeling of "in energetic procedure" is from 1601 ("Julius Caesar").


afoot meaning in General Dictionary

(adv.) On foot.

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  • (adv.) Fig.: In movement; doing his thing; astir; in progress.

Sentence Examples with the word afoot

A movement was now set afoot in favour of a confederation of the three republics of Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela on the basis of the original conditions existing after the expulsion of Spanish authority, and a resolution was passed by the chamber of deputies to that effect.

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