foothold
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foothold(
foot
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hold
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (footing)
a. el punto de apoyo para el pie
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Bill had to find a strong foothold to support his more than 200 pounds.Bill tuvo que encontrar un punto de apoyo para el pie para apoyar sus más de 200 libras.
b. el punto de apoyo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She scanned the cliff to make sure there was a path of footholds before choosing a route.Echó un vistazo al risco para asegurarse de que había un sendero de puntos de apoyo antes de elegir una ruta.
2. (a base for further advance)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Russia is afraid of losing its foothold in the Middle East.Rusia tiene miedo de perder su posición en el Oriente Medio.
The disease gained a foothold in Africa and spread to Europe from there.La enfermedad se afianzó en África y se extendió a Europa desde allá.
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foothold
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el punto de apoyo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (fig)
a.
to gain a footholdafianzarse
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foothold [ˈfʊthəʊld]
noun
asidero (m); punto (m) de apoyo para el pie; (para el pie)
to gain a foothold lograr establecerse
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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