Definition of 'afoot'
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Thankfully for the Italians there is no such change afoot. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Plans are already afoot for a 2017 festival on a similar scale. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Moves are afoot to give rugby official status as the national sport of the former Soviet republic. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But something is afoot at The Valley. Times, Sunday Times (2017) Moves are also afoot to remove another obstacle to the merger. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is hard not to think there was something unpleasant afoot. Times, Sunday Times (2013)You seem to have so many schemes afoot. A Time of War (1993)There are also changes afoot inside the home. Times, Sunday Times (2012) Plans are afoot to transform that dream into a reality. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It does not suggest that something untoward is afoot. Christianity Today (2000)The head was last week drafting letters to parents to explain the changes afoot. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Are there more plans afoot for designs with which to taunt the technological world? Times, Sunday Times (2007)Is she losing her mind or is something nefarious afoot? Times, Sunday Times (2008)In the boardroom there were changes afoot. A TALE OF FOUR HOUSES: Opera at Covent Garden, La Scala, Vienna and the Met since 1945 (2003)But there is a definite sense that change is afoot. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There are no wedding plans afoot. The Sun (2010) Moves are also afoot to bring Switzerland under renewed scrutiny. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Further east, similar moves are afoot. Times, Sunday Times (2007)With hindsight, it was clear that something was afoot. Times, Sunday Times (2009) Plans are afoot to make a sequel to Casablanca. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But when key elements like repent are not there, there is something more serious afoot. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Yet change is afoot, as new brands enter the mix and others are edited out. Times, Sunday Times (2013) Plans are afoot for a multiple premiere at football pubs across Liverpool. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But look again, because something is afoot. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Meanwhile, celebrations are already afoot. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But in the background moves are afoot that could reap rather more serious rewards for the bank's 1.7 million shareholders. Times, Sunday Times (2012)THERE are moves afoot to launch a channel on Sky and Freeview which will feature greyhound racing at the weekends. The Sun (2011)
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Used Occasionally. afoot is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'afoot'
British English: afoot ADJECTIVE
If you say that a plan or scheme is afoot, it is already happening or being planned, but you do not know much about it.
Everybody knew that something awful was afoot.
Definition of afoot from the Collins English Dictionary
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