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 for hotfoot
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hotfoot \Hot"foot`\, adv.
     In haste; foothot. [Colloq.]
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adv 1: without delay; speedily; "sent ambassadors hotfoot to the
             Turks"- Francis Hackett; "drove hotfoot for Boston"
      n 1: a practical joke that involves inserting a match
           surreptitiously between the sole and upper of the victim's
           shoe and then lighting it
      v 1: move fast; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests";
           "The cars raced down the street" [syn: rush, hotfoot,
           hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush
           along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along,
           step on it] [ant: dawdle, linger]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  57 Moby Thesaurus words for "hotfoot":
     amain, apace, at once, bound, by forced marches, canter, cursorily,
     expeditiously, feverishly, fox-trot, furiously, gallop, get,
     get cracking, git, hand over fist, hastily, helter-skelter,
     hightail, hop, hop along, hop to it, hump, hump it, hurriedly,
     hurry-scurry, immediately, in passing, instantly, leap, lope,
     make tracks, on the run, pell-mell, promptly, quickly, run,
     shag ass, shake it up, slapdash, snap to it, speedily, spring,
     sprint, step, step along, step lively, step on it, superficially,
     swiftly, tear ass, trip, trot, with a rush, with all haste,
     with dispatch, with haste

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