how to pronounce foothold


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foothold is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of foothold in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… on fisheries and without a foothold to …”

meanings of foothold


  1. A secure position from which it is difficult to be dislodged.
  2. Airhead, beachhead, bridgehead, lodgement.
  3. A solid grip with the feet.

foothold frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word foothold occurs in english on average 1.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics foothold can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that foothold can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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