footwork

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈfʊtw3ːrk/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈfʊtˌwɝk/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(fŏŏtwûrk′)



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
foot•work /ˈfʊtˌwɜrk/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. Sportthe use of the feet, as in tennis, boxing, or dancing:His fatigue showed in his clumsy footwork.
  2. travel from one place to another, as in gathering facts or fulfilling an assignment;
    legwork.
  3. the act of maneuvering, esp. in a skillful manner:a bit of fancy footwork.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
foot•work  (fŏŏtwûrk′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Sportthe use of the feet, as in tennis, boxing, or dancing.
  2. travel by foot from one place to another, as in gathering facts or fulfilling an assignment;
    legwork:The project entailed a great deal of footwork.
  3. the act or process of maneuvering, esp. in a skillful manner:It took a bit of fancy footwork to avoid the issue.
  • foot + work 1560–70

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
footwork /ˈfʊtˌwɜːk/ n
  1. skilful use of the feet, as in sports, dancing, etc
  2. informal clever manoeuvring: deft political footwork
  3. informal preliminary groundwork: many estate agents now do the footwork – you only need to visit
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