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footing
American English: /ˈfʊdɪŋ/
British English: /ˈfʊtɪŋ/

Translation of footing in Spanish:

noun no plural

  • 1 (balance) to lose o miss one's footing it was difficult to get much of a footing on the icy slope
    era difícil mantener el equilibrio en la cuesta helada
    to gain a footing seefoothold
    Example sentences
    • It was emphasised that only in those circumstances could the buyer be said to be on an equal footing with his seller in terms of bargaining strength.
    • This work is vital to demonstrate the potential impact of preventing ill health and put it on an equal footing with clinical interventions, which are routinely subject to economic evaluation.
    • He will also be able to compete on an equal footing with some of the professionals on the circuit, who have already found themselves trailing in his wake on some of the sport's most gruelling courses.
  • 2 2.1 (basis) the company finances are on a shaky footing
    la economía de la compañía no tiene una base sólida
    to put something on a regular footing
    regularizar algo
    on a war footing on an emergency footing
    en situación de emergencia
    on an equal footing
    en igualdad de condiciones
    en situación equiparable
    2.2 (relationship) to be on a friendly footing with somebody
    mantener buenas relaciones con alguien
    Example sentences
    • Neither side succeeded in establishing a firm footing in the first half, as evidenced by the fact that parity obtained on four occasions.
    • They figure they will need €500,000 to establish a firm footing in the market, money the company does not have at present.
    • Gregory, who is believed to retain about 8% of the equity, said the restructuring of the board would put the company on a firm footing for its next phase of expansion.

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