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ˈfʊtˌhoʊldfoothold

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bridgehead, footholdnoun

    an area in hostile territory that has been captured and is held awaiting further troops and supplies

    "an attempt to secure a bridgehead behind enemy lines"; "the only foothold left for British troops in Europe was Gibraltar"

  2. foothold, footingnoun

    a place providing support for the foot in standing or climbing

  3. beachhead, footholdnoun

    an initial accomplishment that opens the way for further developments

    "the town became a beachhead in the campaign to ban smoking outdoors"; "they are presently attempting to gain a foothold in the Russian market"

Wiktionary

  1. footholdnoun

    A solid grip with the feet.

  2. footholdnoun

    airhead, beachhead, bridgehead, lodgement.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Footholdnoun

    a holding with the feet; firm standing; that on which one may tread or rest securely; footing

Freebase

  1. Foothold

    SG-1 returns from a mission and discovers that metamorphic aliens have taken over the complex.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of foothold in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of foothold in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of foothold in a Sentence

  1. Puneet Gupta:

    Overall Mitsubishi is into core segments which actually have mass market and a lot of potential is still there, with Mitsubishi, Nissan will have a better foothold even in terms of small cars.

  2. Nancy Messonnier:

    [We] can and should be prepared for this new virus to take a foothold in the U.S..

  3. United States:

    In the last few years, China has repeatedly tried to gain a strategic foothold in Greenland, by offering to buy a former United States military base there and through a financing scheme for airport construction. Purchasing it would keep it out of the hands of both the Chinese and the Russians. It is rich in national resources with untold economic potential and already extremely important to United States national security.

  4. Hemant Thacker:

    The fungus takes the window of opportunity, invades the body, this body has a small opening because of Covid, because of the sugars( high glucose levels), because of the antibiotics -- because of so many other things,( black fungus) gets a foothold.

  5. Barack Obama:

    That will allow us to help them build up their security capacity and to push back against efforts by ISIL to gain a foothold in that country.

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  • предмостие, плацдарм, опораBulgarian
  • jalansija, sillanpääFinnish
  • [[apoio]] [[para]] [[os]] [[pés]]Portuguese
  • опорный пункт, плацдарм, [[опора]] [[для]] [[ногаRussian

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