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adjective as in traveling by foot

adjective as in in progress

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Far removed from booming bass notes and twirling young b-boys, however, serious efforts were afoot to get other forms of dancing on sport’s biggest stage.

With so much change afoot, we turned to poets, too, for words of inspiration and provocation at a time when people need a little bit of both.

From Vox

Your brain, meanwhile, is quick to interpret these hard-coded physiological responses as a sign that danger is afoot.

Changes had been afoot for some time due to the rise of less rigid programmatic advertising models and with momentum shifting away from linear TV towards streaming on demand and CTV and OTT.

From Digiday

The discrepancy thrillingly suggests that some unknown quickening agent may be afoot in the cosmos.

The very fact that so many troops co-existed with so many militants meant some kind of complicated alliances were afoot.

Even the World Heath Organization, which has plenty to worry about in impoverished nations, knows there is big trouble afoot.

Even if Putin is serious about diplomacy for the moment, there is a deeper problem afoot for Obama.

There's a bearded, flannel-shirted movement afoot to ditch the Internet and reclaim the pre-digital life.

The same impulse is afoot in less trendy parts of the country.

For example, there is a vast discussion afoot upon the questions that centre upon Property, its rights and its limitations.

Then the temptation came upon me strong to go on to the ford and see the Mataafa villages, where we heard there was more afoot.

It is she whom I followed afoot, penniless and wanting bread, until I fell exhausted on the highway and racked with pain.

Moreover then as ever when such doings were afoot was the King himself foremost among his men.

And the King himself and some of his men rode on horseback, but many more went afoot.


On this page you'll find 24 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to afoot, such as: hiking, on foot, and walking.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.