• (America) enPR ho͝of, IPA: /hʊf/, /huːf/

hoof (plural hoofs)

  1. The tip of a toe of an ungulate such as a horse, ox or deer, strengthened by a thick keratin covering.
  2. (slang) The human foot.
    Get your hooves off me!
  3. (geometry, dated) An ungula.
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hoof (hoofs, present participle hoofing; past and past participle hoofed)

  1. To trample with hooves.
  2. (colloquial) To walk.
  3. (informal) To dance, especially as a professional.
  4. (colloquial, football (soccer), transitive) To kick, especially to kick a football a long way downfield with little accuracy.
    Synonyms: boot

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