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toehold

toe·hold

toehold

 
pronunciation:
to hold
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a small surface or ledge that will support or hold no more than the toes in hiking, rock climbing, or the like; small foothold.
definition 2: an initial position of influence or advantage from which further progress can be made.
They gained a toehold in the oil business.
definition 3: a wrestling hold in which a competitor's foot is turned or twisted.
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