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  Words related to foothold

Related / Similar Words: beachhead, footing, bridgehead

 

Definition:
  • 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";
  • a place providing support for the foot in standing or climbing;
  • 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";

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    Hyponyms: toehold, airhead, beachhead

     

     
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