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Move fast.  Synonyms: belt along, bucket along, cannonball along, hasten, hie, pelt along, race, rush, rush along, speed, step on it.  "The cars raced down the street"

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"Hotfoot" Quotes from Famous Books

... Kettering must be stopped going to bed, and must be ready to drive her over to Grantley, if there is still a chance to catch the up-train for Euston. Lutwyche may get things ready at once, on the chance, and not lose a minute. Lupin is off, hotfoot, to the Stables, to catch Mr. Sandys, and ...
— When Ghost Meets Ghost • William Frend De Morgan

... captures revealed to Max and Dale how valuable their prize had been, and sent them both hotfoot to the house of the nearest British consul, into whose care they confided the precious plans, with instructions that they wished them handed over to the ...
— Two Daring Young Patriots - or, Outwitting the Huns • W. P. Shervill

... however, eight or ten of the number were dissuaded by their parents; but the remainder started hotfoot for Fort Schuyler, arriving an hour before ...
— The Minute Boys of the Mohawk Valley • James Otis

... the woods and ran back to join the second. But the second, seeing what it mistook for the enemy, fired into the first and ran for dear life. Then the first, making a similar mistake, blazed into the second, and, charmed with its easy victory, started hotfoot in pursuit. After shooting at each other a little more, just to make sure, the two lost columns joined together again and ...
— The Passing of New France - A Chronicle of Montcalm • William Wood

Words linked to "Hotfoot" :   charge, buck, dash, tear, scud, push forward, shoot, locomote, shoot down, flash, go, thrust ahead, practical joke, linger, scoot, barge, dart, move, travel

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