foothold


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Synonyms for foothold

Synonyms for foothold

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

a place providing support for the foot in standing or climbing

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an initial accomplishment that opens the way for further developments

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The lion had no sooner entered the tunnel than he backed immediately out again and, pivoting like a flash, was off across the gulch in full charge after the flying ape-man; but Tarzan's lead was too great--if he could find finger or foothold upon the sheer wall he would be safe; but should he slip from the wet rocks his doom was already sealed as he would fall directly into Numa's clutches where even the Great Tarmangani would be helpless.
With the agility of a cat Tarzan ran up the cliff for thirty feet before he paused, and there finding a secure foothold, he stopped and looked down upon Numa who was leaping upward in a wild and futile attempt to scale the rocky wall to his prey.
He pushed Schneider from his foothold to the ground below.
Raffles was laughing in my ear; he had the iron railing fast; it was between us, but his foothold was as secure as mine.
The surf-level sucked and sank away, and across and down Hall jumped to a narrow foothold where the wash had roared yards deep the moment before.
If she slipped, by accident, from off the Spit, she fell in where there's foothold at the bottom, at a depth that would barely cover her to the waist.
He was the ruler of three villages on a narrow plain; the master of an insignificant foothold on the earth--of a conquered foothold that, shaped like a young moon, lay ignored between the hills and the sea.
Mr Wegg next modestly remarks on the want of adaptation in a wooden leg to ladders and such like airy perches, and also hints at an inherent tendency in that timber fiction, when called into action for the purposes of a promenade on an ashey slope, to stick itself into the yielding foothold, and peg its owner to one spot.
Once there, he let down his leathern girdle; and with the aid of that and a pair of shallow footholds in the rock, I scrambled up beside him.
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Global Banking News-May 26, 2015--Turkish banks looking for foothold in China
BAGHDAD / Nina / Prime Minister and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces Haider al-Abadi welcomed on Wednesday the international support for Iraq to fight the / IS /, stressing that everyone should respect Iraq's sovereignty, and said that "the hour of salvation and victory resolved to return Salah al-Din province to homeland, stressing that no foothold left for the / IS / in Iraq.
The China Unicom partnership gives Jasper a key strategic foothold into the important Chinese M2M market China is last major "greenfield" country market for MCP vendors and a significant growth opportunity in terms of number of connections going forward.
The company aims to strengthen its foothold in the Indian market which is poised for strong economic growth.
Barco, a global enterprise visualization expert declared that it has partnered with MCD Medical Computers Deutschland, strengthening their foothold in the surgical display market within the DACH region.