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foothold

[ foo t-hohld ]SEE DEFINITION OF foothold

Synonyms for foothold

  • footing
  • niche
  • perch
  • toehold
  • crevice
  • hold
  • purchase
  • space
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FOOTHOLD

Somewhere on the foothold of the rocks men were lurking, I made sure.

It is so easy for him to get a foothold in a girl's heart here.

A new tributary for the archic man, and a foothold in the enemy's country.

He kicked into it with his feet, got a foothold, and worked the hole bigger.

He scrambled and fought desperately for foothold in the slipping earth.

A bright thought has managed to get a foothold in her brain.

Our attack will have as its objective the seizure of a foothold on the high ground.

Presently he worked himself up a little and at last got a foothold.

Who would ever have suspected that there had been in her life any foothold for tragedy?

It's too steep to plow, and only a goat could find a foothold on it to graze.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, from foot (n.) + hold (n.). Figurative use by 1650s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FOOTHOLD

anchor

nounsomething used to hold another thing securely
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