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Meaning of "wrong-foot" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WRONG-FOOT

wrong-foot play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WRONG-FOOT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Wrong-Foot is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb wrong-foot in English.

WHAT DOES WRONG-FOOT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of wrong-foot in the English dictionary

The definition of wrong-foot in the dictionary is to play a shot in such a way as to cause to be off balance. Other definition of wrong-foot is to take by surprise so as to place in an embarrassing or disadvantageous situation.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO WRONG-FOOT

PRESENT

Present
I wrong-foot
you wrong-foot
he/she/it wrong-foots
we wrong-foot
you wrong-foot
they wrong-foot
Present continuous
I am wrong-footing
you are wrong-footing
he/she/it is wrong-footing
we are wrong-footing
you are wrong-footing
they are wrong-footing
Present perfect
I have wrong-footed
you have wrong-footed
he/she/it has wrong-footed
we have wrong-footed
you have wrong-footed
they have wrong-footed
Present perfect continuous
I have been wrong-footing
you have been wrong-footing
he/she/it has been wrong-footing
we have been wrong-footing
you have been wrong-footing
they have been wrong-footing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I wrong-footed
you wrong-footed
he/she/it wrong-footed
we wrong-footed
you wrong-footed
they wrong-footed
Past continuous
I was wrong-footing
you were wrong-footing
he/she/it was wrong-footing
we were wrong-footing
you were wrong-footing
they were wrong-footing
Past perfect
I had wrong-footed
you had wrong-footed
he/she/it had wrong-footed
we had wrong-footed
you had wrong-footed
they had wrong-footed
Past perfect continuous
I had been wrong-footing
you had been wrong-footing
he/she/it had been wrong-footing
we had been wrong-footing
you had been wrong-footing
they had been wrong-footing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will wrong-foot
you will wrong-foot
he/she/it will wrong-foot
we will wrong-foot
you will wrong-foot
they will wrong-foot
Future continuous
I will be wrong-footing
you will be wrong-footing
he/she/it will be wrong-footing
we will be wrong-footing
you will be wrong-footing
they will be wrong-footing
Future perfect
I will have wrong-footed
you will have wrong-footed
he/she/it will have wrong-footed
we will have wrong-footed
you will have wrong-footed
they will have wrong-footed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been wrong-footing
you will have been wrong-footing
he/she/it will have been wrong-footing
we will have been wrong-footing
you will have been wrong-footing
they will have been wrong-footing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would wrong-foot
you would wrong-foot
he/she/it would wrong-foot
we would wrong-foot
you would wrong-foot
they would wrong-foot
Conditional continuous
I would be wrong-footing
you would be wrong-footing
he/she/it would be wrong-footing
we would be wrong-footing
you would be wrong-footing
they would be wrong-footing
Conditional perfect
I would have wrong-foot
you would have wrong-foot
he/she/it would have wrong-foot
we would have wrong-foot
you would have wrong-foot
they would have wrong-foot
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been wrong-footing
you would have been wrong-footing
he/she/it would have been wrong-footing
we would have been wrong-footing
you would have been wrong-footing
they would have been wrong-footing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you wrong-foot
we let´s wrong-foot
you wrong-foot
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to wrong-foot
Past participle
wrong-footed
Present Participle
wrong-footing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WRONG-FOOT

wrong
wrong `un
wrong ´un
wrong end of the stick
wrong fount
wrong number
wrong-headed
wrong-headedly
wrong-headedness
wrongdoer
wrongdoing
wronger
wrongful
wrongful arrest
wrongful dismissal
wrongful trading
wrongfully
wrongfulness
wrongly
wrongness

WORDS THAT END LIKE WRONG-FOOT

acre-foot
barefoot
bear´s-foot
bigfoot
bird-foot
bird´s-foot
bumble-foot
cat´s-foot
crow´s-foot
elephant´s-foot
first-foot
foot
hare´s-foot
on the back foot
on the front foot
on the right foot
on the wrong foot
polt-foot
side-foot
single-foot

Synonyms and antonyms of wrong-foot in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «wrong-foot» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WRONG-FOOT

Find out the translation of wrong-foot to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of wrong-foot from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «wrong-foot» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

错脚
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

mal - pie
570 millions of speakers

English

wrong-foot
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गलत फुट
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الخطأ القدم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

неправильно футов
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

errado - pé
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভুল ফুট
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

contre-pied
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kaki yang salah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

falschen Fuß
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

間違ったフィート
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

잘못된 피트
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sikil salah
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sai - chân
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தவறான அடி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चुकीचे पाऊल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Yanlış ayak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

spiazzare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

źle stóp
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

неправильно футів
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

greșit - picior
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

λάθος πόδι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

verkeerde voet
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

fel fot
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

feil fot
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of wrong-foot

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WRONG-FOOT»

The term «wrong-foot» is quite widely used and occupies the 54.622 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WRONG-FOOT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «wrong-foot» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «wrong-foot» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about wrong-foot

EXAMPLES

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WRONG-FOOT»

Discover the use of wrong-foot in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to wrong-foot and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
A Collection of Confusible Phrases
... foot foremost) be in a bad temper when one gets up: I am afraid you got out of bed with the wrong foot foremost this morning. See also: catch someone on the wrong foot put afoot wrong. get off one's bike get on one's bike get off one's bike ...
Yuri Dolgopolov, 2004
2
Getting Off on the Wrong Foot
How utterly humiliating it must be for you, being attracted to the bare feet of another man. So coarse, so muscular, so sweaty -- and these are the things that turn you on? Is that what you fantasize about?
James T. Medak, 2013
3
Bowling: Steps to Success
In 1958, a bowler who finished on the wrong foot won the first PBA event. "Wrong Foot" Lou Campi developed his finish position from playing bocce ball, a game similar to lawn bowling played for centuries in Italy. The wrong-footed finish is ...
Douglas Wiedman
4
Starting Off on the Wrong Foot: U.S. Relations with China ...
'Starting Off On The Wrong Foot' is an exhaustive study of the history of relations between the United States and China, as well as Korea, and examines the roots of tension which still linger among these three nations.
Dave Chaddock, 2010
5
Right Foot, Wrong Foot
A little boy continually gets his shoes on the wrong feet until he devises a system that helps him always be right.
Joan Potter Elwart, 1968
6
Shoes on the Wrong Foot
Shoes on the wrong foot is a journey in the life of CeCe Copeland, a single mom who while young and ambitious and full of adventure was soon met with the reality in the world of men.
G. G. Linton, 2011
7
Scream Team #3: The Big Foot in the End Zone
“You know, because we got off on the wrong foot.” Beck was admiring Karl's Wolfenstein “Wolfie of the Year” poster. His head snapped around. “Wrong foot? Who has the wrong foot?” “Sorry,Beck, that'snot what I meant.”Karl changed ...
Bill Doyle, 2012
8
Idioms and Other English Expressions: Grades 4-6
a bad start Mom thought Jenny would make a great babysitter, but we simply got off on the wrong foot. As soon as the door shut behind my parents, Jenny started ordering me around, and she wouldn't let me watch what I wanted on TV.
Timothy Rasinski, Kathleen Knoblock, Kathleen N. Kopp, 2007
9
Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms
Opposite get off on the wrong foot get off on the wrong foot, also start off on the wrong foot to begin doing something in a way that is likely to fail ♢ Holly 's new secretary really got off on the wrong foot by being rude to visitors. * Opposite get off ...
Paul Heacock, 2003
10
American Slang: Cultural Language Guide to Living in the USA
On the wrong foot: to make a move in the wrong direction; starting the wrong way. You're starting on the wrong foot if you antagonize your co-workers. Put one's best foot forward: See, Put. Put one's foot down: get strict. Do I have to put my foot  ...
Joseph Melillo, Edward M. Melillo, 2004

4 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WRONG-FOOT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term wrong-foot is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Labour try to wrong-foot Cameron over Heathrow plans
In the long running political manoeuvres which have dogged the expansion of Heathrow for many years, there has, this lunchtime, been a very important ... «ITV News, Jul 15»
2
INVESTMENT FOCUS-Post-election standoff may still wrong-foot
(Repeats story that first ran on Friday). * Banks ramp up insurance charges for post-vote sterling weakness. * Analysts say some investors still too complacent. «Reuters, Apr 15»
3
Brian Monteith: A way for SNP to wrong-foot Labour
A week rarely passes when our First Minister does not take some action or make some utterance that is carefully calculated to wrong-foot the Labour Party and ... «Scotsman, Mar 15»
4
COLUMN-Oil prices jolted as falling rigs wrong-foot bears: Kemp
(John Kemp is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own). By John Kemp. LONDON Feb 2 (Reuters) - Oil prices surged 8 percent on Friday as ... «Reuters, Feb 15»

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