toehold

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toe·hold

 (tō′hōld′)
n.
1. A small indentation or ledge on which the toe of a shoe can find support in climbing.
2. A slight or initial yet significant advantage useful for future progress: Family connections gave her a toehold in politics.
3. Sports A wrestling hold in which one competitor wrenches the other's foot.

toehold

(ˈtəʊˌhəʊld)
n
1. (Mountaineering) a small foothold to facilitate climbing
2. any means of gaining access, support, etc: the socialist party gained a toehold in the local elections.
3. (Wrestling) a wrestling hold in which the opponent's toe is held and his leg twisted against the joints

toe′hold`

or toe′-hold`,



n.
1. a small ledge or niche just large enough to support the toes, as in climbing.
2. any slight advantage, support, or the like, that aids progress.
3. an illegal wrestling hold in which the foot or toes are twisted.
[1875–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.toehold - a relatively insignificant position from which future progress might be made; "American diplomacy provided a toehold on which to proceed toward peace talks"; "his father gave him a toehold in the oil business"
status, position - the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society; "he had the status of a minor"; "the novel attained the status of a classic"; "atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life"
2.toehold - a small foothold used in climbingtoehold - a small foothold used in climbing  
foothold, footing - a place providing support for the foot in standing or climbing
3.toehold - a wrestling hold in which the toe is held and the leg is twisted against the jointstoehold - a wrestling hold in which the toe is held and the leg is twisted against the joints
wrestling hold - a hold used in the sport of wrestling
Translations

toehold

[ˈtəʊhəʊld] Npunto m de apoyo (para el pie) (fig) → espacio m

toehold

[ˈtəʊhəʊld] n
to get a toehold in sth → mettre un pied dans qch
to get a toehold in a market → prendre pied sur un marché

toehold

[ˈtəʊˌhəʊld] npunto d'appoggio