Definition of wrong-foot verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

wrong-foot

 verb
verb
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Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they wrong-foot
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he / she / it wrong-foots
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; NAmE
 
past simple wrong-footed
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past participle wrong-footed
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-ing form wrong-footing
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wrong-foot somebody (British English) to put somebody in a difficult or embarrassing situation by doing something that they do not expect It was an attempt to wrong-foot the opposition. His low pass wrong-footed the other team’s defence.