UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/əˈfʊt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/əˈfʊt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ə fŏŏt)

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
a•foot /əˈfʊt/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. being made ready;
    in progress: [after a noun]There is a plan afoot.[be + ~]The plans are afoot.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
a•foot  (ə fŏŏt),USA pronunciation adv., adj. 
  1. on foot;
    walking:I came afoot.
  2. astir;
    in progress:There is mischief afoot.
  • Middle English a fote, on fote. See a-1, foot 1175–1225

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
afoot /əˈfʊt/ adj , adv (postpositive)
  1. in circulation or operation; astir: mischief was afoot
  2. on or by foot
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