Etymology
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underfoot (adv.)

c. 1200, underfot "under the feet," from under + foot (n.). Compare similarly formed Middle Dutch ondervoete. As an adjective, attested from 1590s; in reference to persons, "continually in the way," it is recorded from 1891. Middle English under fot meant "vanquished, overcome."

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Definitions of underfoot

underfoot (adv.)
under the feet;
trampled the beans underfoot
green grass growing underfoot
underfoot (adv.)
in the way and hindering progress;
a house with children and pets and toys always underfoot
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