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foot vb. (the use of “ it”=‘dance’ Tp. I. ii. 379 “ it featly here and there,” has been much imitated by later writers; 4 said of birds of prey, esp. hawks, in 16-17th cent.)
1. intr. to go on foot, walk Wiv. II. i. 124 “thieves do by night” ; trans. to tread Lr. III. iv. 123 “Swithold f-ed thrice the old” (=wold).
2. pass. to be settled or established H5 II. iv. 143 “he is f-ed in this land already,” Lr. III. vii. 45; to be landed Lr. III. iii. 14 (Qq “landed”).
4. to clutch Cym. V. iv. 116 “the holy eagle Stoop'd, as to foot us.”
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