AskDefine | Define afoot

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afoot adj
1 traveling by foot; "she was afoot when I saw her this morning" [syn: afoot(p)]
2 currently in progress; "there is mischief afoot"; "plans are afoot"; "preparations for the trial are underway" [syn: afoot(p), underway] adv : on foot; walking; "they went to the village afoot"; "quail are hunted either afoot or on horseback"

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Adverb

  1. On foot.
  2. In motion; in action; astir; in progress.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

accidental, accompanying, ado, afloat, astir, by foot, circumstantial, current, doing, eventuating, footback, going on, happening, in full swing, in hand, in the wind, incidental, occasional, occurring, on, on foot, on footback, ongoing, passing, prevailing, prevalent, resultant, stirring, taking place, under way
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