foothold
noun Date: circa 1609 1. a hold for the feet ; footing 2. a position usable as a base for further advance

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  • foothold — foot‧hold [ˈfʊthəʊld ǁ hoʊld] noun [countable usually singular] part of a market that a company obtains, hoping to obtain more of the same market or part of another larger market that is related to it; = BEACHHEAD: • Several U.S. companies have… …   Financial and business terms

  • Foothold — Foot hold , n. A holding with the feet; firm standing; that on which one may tread or rest securely; footing. L Estrange. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • foothold — (n.) 1620s, from FOOT (Cf. foot) (n.) + HOLD (Cf. hold) (n.). Figurative use by 1650s …   Etymology dictionary

  • foothold — ► NOUN 1) a place where one can lodge a foot to give secure support while climbing. 2) a secure position from which further progress may be made …   English terms dictionary

  • foothold — [foot′hōld΄] n. 1. a place to put a foot down securely, as in climbing 2. a secure position from which it is difficult to be dislodged …   English World dictionary

  • foothold — noun 1 place to put your foot when climbing ADJECTIVE ▪ firm, secure VERB + FOOTHOLD ▪ have ▪ find, get, scrabble for …   Collocations dictionary

  • foothold — n. 1) to establish, gain, secure, win a foothold 2) a firm foothold * * * [ fʊthəʊld] gain secure win a foothold 2 a firm foothold to establish …   Combinatory dictionary

  • foothold — [[t]f ʊthoʊld[/t]] footholds 1) N COUNT: oft adj N, N in n A foothold is a strong or favourable position from which further advances or progress may be made. If British business is to have a successful future, companies must establish a firm… …   English dictionary

  • foothold — UK [ˈfʊtˌhəʊld] / US [ˈfʊtˌhoʊld] noun [countable] Word forms foothold : singular foothold plural footholds 1) a small hole, crack, or lump on a surface where you can put your foot to support yourself when climbing 2) a position from which you… …   English dictionary

  • foothold — foot|hold [ˈfuthəuld US hould] n 1.) a position from which you can start to make progress and achieve your aims gain/establish a foothold ▪ Extreme right wing parties gained a foothold in the latest European elections. 2.) a small hole or crack… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • foothold — foot|hold [ fut,hould ] noun count 1. ) a position from which you can improve your status or become more successful in an organization, profession, or market: gain/get/establish a foothold: They have managed to gain a foothold in the South… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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