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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A wrestling hold in which the toe is held and the leg is twisted against the joints; A small foothold used in climbing; A relatively insignificant position from which future progress might be made.

Usage examples (39)
  • American diplomacy provided a toehold on which to proceed toward peace talks
  • His father gave him a toehold in the oil business
  • Republicans a long-term toehold in a region that has trended away from them for the last decade.
  • "Our toehold, which is robust and impressive, is slipping," Romer said. for more
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