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hoof it

1. slang To walk. Let's just hoof it—the store is only a few blocks away.
2. slang To dance. Ever since my foot injury, I haven't been able to hoof it at family functions anymore.
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hoof it

Inf. to walk. If nobody gives us a ride, we'll have to hoof it. She hoofed it home from the dance in her high-heeled shoes.
See also: hoof
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

hoof it

1. Go on foot, as in The car's being repaired-we'll have to hoof it. [First half of 1600s]
2. Dance, as in He was always a good dancer, and he's still able to hoof it. [Slang; 1920s]
See also: hoof
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

hoof it

INFORMAL
If you hoof it, you walk somewhere. I've put you to enough trouble already — I can hoof it the rest of the way.
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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

ˈhoof it

(informal) go somewhere on foot; walk somewhere: We hoofed it all the way to 42nd Street.
This comes from the noun hoof, which is the hard part of the foot of some animals, for example horses.
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Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

hoof it

1. tv. to run away. I saw them coming and hoofed it home.
2. in. to walk instead of ride. My car’s broken down, so I had to hoof it to work today.
See also: hoof
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

hoof it

Slang
1. To walk.
2. To dance.
See also: hoof
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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