Definition of footwork in US English:



  • 1The manner in which one moves one's feet in various activities such as sports and dancing.

    ‘he speaks with other boxers, stopping to comment on punching angles and footwork’
    • ‘This teaches them footwork, spin moves and getting used to using their bodies.’
    • ‘He impressed coaches with his strength and even impressed some of his teammates with his footwork.’
    • ‘Others disagree, saying that a player can develop good footwork through practice.’
    • ‘The Ukrainian recovered to produce a double Axel and a difficult straight line footwork all on one foot.’
    • ‘The Cowboys will work with him in the offseason to improve his footwork and technique.’
    • ‘In the gym I tend to do a lot of plyometrics and explosive work because a lot of fencing is about footwork and changing the rhythm.’
    • ‘This delicate piece, with its intricate footwork, was danced especially well by the men.’
    • ‘The coaches wanted to check out his jump hook, bank shot, footwork, agility and power moves.’
    • ‘He has been hitting early every day and has worked on his footwork to improve his defensive play.’
    • ‘Can stop and start without losing momentum and is able to work back inside with good footwork and the use of club and rip moves.’
    • ‘Molina focused on shortening up his footwork and his arm action when he makes throws.’
    • ‘When he stopped he started doing some even more complicated footwork, this time moving from left to right.’
    • ‘The defensive player must use good footwork and keep moving to avoid being pinned for a layup.’
    • ‘Barron must work on his footwork, positioning, punch and overall technique to excel.’
    • ‘His legs suddenly allowed him to move faster and his footwork became a pattern, energy flowed into his legs and caused him to sprint faster.’
    • ‘Ellis Johnson puts himself in position to make plays, using proper footwork and good angles.’
    • ‘Soccer develops great footwork because you have to be able to use either foot.’
    • ‘Each couple emphasized footwork as they moved together and with the group.’
    • ‘Many outstanding bowlers have performed in unusual manners not related to footwork or release.’
    • ‘Cirillo changed his footwork in an effort to stride more into pitches and calmed the bat movement above his head.’
    1. 1.1 Adroit response to sudden danger or new opportunities.
      ‘the company had to do a lot of nimble footwork to stay alive’