- in circulation or operation; astir: mischief was afoot
- on or by foot
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a•foot /əˈfʊt/USA pronunciation adj.WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- being made ready;
in progress: [after a noun]There is a plan afoot.[be + ~]The plans are afoot.
a•foot (ə fŏŏt′),USA pronunciation adv., adj.
- on foot;
walking:I came afoot.
in progress:There is mischief afoot.
- Middle English a fote, on fote. See a-1, foot 1175–1225
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afoot /əˈfʊt/ adj , adv (postpositive)
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