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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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hoofhoof1 /huːf $ hʊf, huːf/ ●●○ noun (plural hoofs or hooves /huːvz $ hʊvz, huːvz/)  1 bull.jpg HBA[countable] the hard foot of an animal such as a horse, cow etc2 on the hoof
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hoofBut horses have yet to evolve a hoof suitable for constant wear on hard surfaces or rough stony tracks.Deer are supposed to be quiet creatures, but this one made a sound, each hoof crisp on the asphalt.Except for a lame and swollen front hoof, the bull appeared fine, if dazed by all the commotion.The sound of a horse in harness, of its hoof idly striking a stone!In one of these potholes, Estrelita's front right hoof became trapped.While fitzAlan hefted the grey's hoof and set to work, she glanced about, absently patting Chalon's velvety muzzle.
hoofhoof2 verb   hoof it→ See Verb table
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hoofRomero acts and sings, and even hoofs a little.Sadly, most soccer sims just involve hoofing it up the pitch and loads of chasing aimlessly after the ball.So much for a passing game - hoof the ball into the other half and see what happens.Now you could don solid-sequined tap shoes to hoof with Rosie and her tap team on an electronically amplified stop sign.
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Verb table
hoof
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyhoof
he, she, ithoofs
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhoofed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave hoofed
he, she, ithas hoofed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad hoofed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill hoof
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have hoofed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam hoofing
he, she, itis hoofing
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you, we, theyare hoofing
Past
I, he, she, itwas hoofing
you, we, theywere hoofing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been hoofing
he, she, ithas been hoofing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been hoofing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be hoofing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been hoofing
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