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  1. footworknoun

    the manner of using the feet

  2. footworknoun

    skillful maneuvering or dealing

    "she needs some fancy footwork to cover all those lies"


  1. footworknoun

    Any movement of the feet, especially intricate or complex movement.

    The dancer impressed the crowd with his fancy footwork.

  2. footworknoun

    The movement of a batsman's feet as he prepares to hit or evade a ball


  1. footwork

    Footwork refers to the use, positioning, or movement of the feet, particularly in sports, dance, martial arts, or other physical activities. It plays a crucial role in balancing the body, setting up attacks or defenses, executing techniques or moves, and optimizing performance.


  1. Footwork

    Footwork refers to dance technique aspects related to feet: foot position and foot action. The following aspects of footwork may be considered: ⁕Dance technique: a proper footwork may be vital for proper posture and movement of a dancer. ⁕Aesthetic value: some foot positions and actions are traditionally considered appealing, while other ones are ugly, although this depends on the culture. ⁕Artistic expression: a sophisticated footwork may in itself be the goal of the dance expression. Different dances place different emphasis on the above aspects.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of footwork in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of footwork in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of footwork in a Sentence

  1. Trudy Williams:

    We just do that a few times on each leg with them, just to give them a good stretch, we do some footwork with them. All of our elephants, generally once a month, get a pedicure, just to make sure their feet are in good condition.

  2. Said Lynch via 620 KCRM:

    It’s been difficult. a lot of the pre-snap stuff has been a big adjustment for me, but really when you break it all down and get down to the core of it, it’s really football, it’s the same, just different terminology and things like that concept-wise and footwork-wise. All of the motion is very different to me, but before I got here, me and coach (Jason) Maas spent three and a half hours a day making sure I was ready.

  3. Stefanos Tsitsipas:

    I think the Grand Slam tournaments are events where you try and bring the best out of you, when it comes to concentration, when it comes to playing with energy, good footwork, being aggressive and being consistent point by point, a good start is always important, trying to conserve energy, trying to avoid playing long matches. I've been working on this mentally and technically, strategically, to avoid having difficulties in the early rounds.

  4. Austin Gall:

    A lot of what we are first working on is balance, just being able to balance along a rail without falling off or just simple things like footwork and jumping really low small distances.

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  • फुटवर्कHindi
  • پاؤں کا کامUrdu

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