Meaning of hotfoot

hot•foot

Pronunciation: (hot'foot"), [key]
— n., pl. v., adv. -foots,
—n.
  1. a practical joke in which a match, inserted surreptitiously between the sole and upper of the victim's shoe, is lighted and allowed to burn down.
—v.i.
  1. to go in great haste; walk or run hurriedly or rapidly (often fol. by it): to hotfoot it to the bus stop.
—adv.
  1. with great speed in going; in haste.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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