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1‘he trod on someone's foot’
rhyming slang plates of meat
North American informal dogs
2‘a four-footed animal’
paw, forepaw, hind paw, hoof, trotter, pad
technical tarsus, ungula
rare slot, dewclaw
3‘she lived at the foot of the hill’
bottom, base, toe, edge, end, lowest part, lowest point, lower limits
‘ministers expected the taxpayer to foot the bill’
pay, pay up, pay out, pay the bill, settle up
bail someone out
pick up the tab, cough up, fork out, shell out, come across, chip in
ante up, pony up, pick up the check
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