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put, verb

transitive. Colloquial. In the phrase to put foot, to use the accelerator on a motor vehicle; so (figurative), to ‘get a move on’, to hurry. Cf. to tread tackie (see tackie sense 1 c).
1981 L. & P. Robertson-Hotz in Bloody Horse Jan.Feb. 32Now we’d better put foot; we’ve only got a couple of hours before they discover we’ve escaped.
1991 M.J. Silva Informant, GrahamstownI’ve got to meet him at the video shop. Come on Dad, put foot.
to use the accelerator on a motor vehicle; so (figurative), to ‘get a move on’, to hurry.

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