Synonyms of foothold


1. bridgehead, foothold, combat zone, combat area

usage: an area in hostile territory that has been captured and is held awaiting further troops and supplies; "an attempt to secure a bridgehead behind enemy lines"; "the only foothold left for British troops in Europe was Gibraltar"

2. foothold, footing, support

usage: a place providing support for the foot in standing or climbing

3. beachhead, foothold, accomplishment, achievement

usage: an initial accomplishment that opens the way for further developments; "the town became a beachhead in the campaign to ban smoking outdoors"; "they are presently attempting to gain a foothold in the Russian market"

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