Flat-footed - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈflætˈfʊtɪd|  American pronunciation of the word flat-footed
Brit.  |flatˈfʊtɪd|  British pronunciation of the word flat-footed

adjective

- with feet flat on the ground; not tiptoe (syn: flatfooted)
- unprepared and unable to react quickly(syn: flatfooted)

the new product caught their competitors flat-footed

- having broad flat feet that usually turn outward(syn: flatfooted)

a slow flat-footed walk

- forthright and explicit(syn: flatfooted)

a flat-footed refusal

Examples

He described a situation in an honest flat-footed way.

the new product caught their competitors flat-footed

...used a quick between-the-legs dribble to fake out the flat-footed defender...

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