Definition of fleet-footed in English:



  • Nimble and fast on one's feet.

    ‘the fleet-footed sprinter ran full out’
    • ‘Even the waiters, prim and proper and offering excellent service during the day, turn into veritable fleet-footed dancers in the evening, even dragging guests on to the floor.’
    • ‘With her tiny frame and fleet-footed nature, she easily spun webs around opposing players as she dribbled her way through on the hunt for goals.’
    • ‘That team was distinct from the fluid, fleet-footed one that lanced Livingston the week before.’
    • ‘The fleet-footed youngster, who has been unlucky with injuries this season, certainly impressed Barrow with his efforts in the week.’
    • ‘He says future biomechanical studies of fossils like the recently found foot bones could determine just how fleet-footed large terror birds were.’
    • ‘A solitary messenger, no doubt one of those accompanying the hunting party, rode up on a swift, fleet-footed grey horse.’
    • ‘But the fleet-footed winger was adjudged to have stepped into touch and the try was chalked off.’
    • ‘‘We'll have to take off our packs to go any farther,’ says Matt Dalziel, my fleet-footed Aussie partner.’
    • ‘Rather, it is a tribute to those giants of the game who bring rugby's fleet-footed athletes to their knees with crunching tackles.’
    • ‘I don't know if you remember what he looked like, but I wouldn't describe him as being fleet-footed.’
    • ‘Certainly a drier day would have suited their fleet-footed three-quarter line.’
    • ‘Burke, of course, was a fleet-footed winger, who as a teenager coming through the ranks at Kilmarnock, was hailed as one of the most promising prospects in Scottish football.’
    • ‘The fleet-footed animal is used along with the tortoise in the Aesop fable as examples of fast and slow.’
    • ‘But he's looking really good now and worried even the fleet-footed Australian batsmen.’
    • ‘If the fleet-footed doctors hadn't been on hand Zanardi would have died there and then - his heart stopped beating three times.’
    • ‘This ability to be fleet-footed in attack characterised St. Aidans game throughout and left Castlecomer playing catch-up so often in the first two quarters.’
    • ‘A nimble and fleet-footed attack-minded midfielder, he bagged seven goals in just 19 starts and having just turned 20 is expected to get better and better.’
    nimble, agile, deft, lithe, limber, lissom, acrobatic, supple, light-footed, nimble-footed, light, light of foot, light on one's feet, spry, sprightly, lively, active
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