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noun as in ledge

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A perfect vaccine would create what is called “sterilizing” immunity, which means the virus can’t get a foothold in your body at all.

We didn’t recognize it until it already had its foothold because it was novel, and we weren’t looking for it.

Kirsten has done amazing work, helping to elevate our foothold in the transportation space and making our Mobility events some of the most successful we’ve produced.

Many of the attacks gained initial footholds by password spraying to compromise individual email accounts at targeted organizations.

Apple started making iPhones in India in 2017 to comply with local sourcing rules and to establish a bigger foothold in the market.

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The area is 98 percent white, and the Klan has a strong foothold even to this very day.

For decades, the Chinese government has had a foothold on the African continent.

[Laughs] But, yes, I suppose Scientology has more of a foothold there than it does here.

Every time one fails to find a firm foothold, there is a danger of falling, sometimes to alarming depths.

It would allow the old way of doing things to regain a foothold in this young century.

Likewise your Majesty will have shelter for his vessels, and a foothold in that country, which abounds with meat and rice.

On these shallows water-loving plants and even certain trees, such as the willows and poplars, find a foothold.

He liked money, and what it would bring him, and if he had been sure of his foothold he would have been very happy.

They clung to it here and there with their hands while they felt for a foothold among the banks of gravel.

I leaped and caught the bottom rung of a fire escape, pulled myself up until I could get a foothold.


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On this page you'll find 12 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to foothold, such as: footing, niche, perch, toehold, crevice, and hold.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.