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foothold




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foothold
     1. n. (climbing) A solid grip with the feet.
     2. n. (by extension) A secure position from which it is difficult to be dislodged.
     3. n. (military) Airhead, beachhead, bridgehead, lodgement.

Example Sentences

How, they wondered, could drugs gain such a foothold in their safe and well-off communities and ruin their children? 
The government paper says that in many cases it is too late to eject species such as the grey squirrel and mink, but others with less of a foothold should be exterminated or controlled. 


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