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foothold

Pronunciation: /ˈfʊthəʊld/

Translation of foothold in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • punto (masculine) de apoyo ([ para el pie ]) the climber lost his foothold al escalador se le fue el pie to get a foothold [climber] afirmar el pie en un punto de apoyo to get o gain a foothold [ideology] prender*, afianzarse* it's difficult to get o gain a foothold in the Japanese market es difícil introducirse en el mercado japonés the greens gained a foothold in the electoral system los verdes se hicieron con un espacio en el sistema electoral
    Example sentences
    • This cannibal killer has already secured a foothold in the South East - and scientists believe it could spread quickly.
    • Deutsche Bank has been trying without success to get a firm foothold in the market.
    • Still, Sweeney feels confident that the changes under way in Boston are gaining a firm foothold.

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