Definition of put foot in English:

put foot

phrase

South African
informal
  • Hurry up; make a prompt start.

    ‘we'd better put foot—we've only got a couple of hours’
    • ‘Both Dick and I just put foot on the accelerator and sped off.’
    be quick, hurry up, move quickly, go fast, hasten, make haste, speed, speed up, lose no time, press on, push on, run, dash, rush, hurtle, dart, race, fly, flash, shoot, streak, bolt, bound, blast, charge, chase, career, scurry, scramble, scamper, scuttle, sprint, gallop, go hell for leather, go like lightning
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